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Historic Quito, Equador

The city's Old Town—a restored UNESCO World Heritage site—is a window into the country's colonial past.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Full day

Overview :  The five-year-old Hotel Patio Andaluz (doubles from $204) was largely responsible for the area’s renaissance. Inside, 32 rooms are set... more »

Tips:  Direct flights to Quito, Ecuador: With increased air service (Delta, Continental and American offer daily flights), Ecuador’s capital ... more »

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Points of Interest

A shrine to Ecuador’s most famous artist, Oswaldo Guayasamín.

Address: Lorenzo Chávez EA18-143 and Mariano Calvache
Quito, Ecuador

Phone:
593-2-244-6455

The 2004 hotel was largely responsible for the Quito’s renaissance. Inside, 32 rooms are set within a preserved colonial mansion.

Address:
García Moreno N6-52
Quito, Ecuador

Phone:
593-2-228-0830

3. Museo Guayasamín

The museum is an homage to Ecuador’s most famous artist, Oswaldo Guayasamín.

Address:
543 Calle Bosmediano
Quito, Ecuador

Phone:
593-2-246-5265

4. Nü House Hotel

The hotel, in the Mariscal Sucre neighborhood, feels like a Scandinavian import, with granite tile floors and minimalist décor.

Address:
E6-12 Calle Foch
Quito, Ecuador

Phone:
593-2-255-7845

In the heart of Old Town, this six-suite boutique property features private patios, high ceilings, and antique furnishings.

Address:
1128 Calle Benalcazar y Esmeralda
Quito, Ecuador

Phone:
593-2-295-5805

For dinner, order the sole ceviche in tomato juice.

Address:
331 Mariano Aguilera
Quito, Ecuador

Phone:
593-2-254-3559