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Quito Old Town

Quito, Ecuador
593-2-2528-700-1707
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This historic district was the first city named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is noted for its narrow streets, Spanish colonial architecture and historic attractions.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Quito, Ecuador
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"narrow streets"
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"world heritage site"
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"churches and museums"
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"presidential palace"
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"colonial architecture"
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"street vendors"
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"every corner"
in 37 reviews
"walk around"
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"la ronda"
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"the main square"
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"take your time"
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"walking tour"
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"historic center"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking through Old Town. There lots of shopping though prices are higher than at other tourist locations. Stop for some Pacardi chocolate to enjoy while walking or to take home. The Plaza Grande is a nice place to sit for awhile. There are...More

Thank dixiepeach
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beware of pickpockets but, that said, this is one of the "must visit" places for anyone traveling to Quito. Historically important and fascinating to the eye!

Thank Trup
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a great guide and driver for this tour with Metropolitan tours. (Rodney & Nestor). Plenty to see and surprisingly the city tour is nearly all flat walking which was a great help

Thank Rhonda D
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Plan to spend at least 2 - 3 hours wondering around the old town. The architecture of buildings is stunning and dates back to the earliest centuries. A must to see for $5.00 is the La Compania de Jesus Church....absolutely stunning! Also paid $2.00 to...More

Thank rhondaw859
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Old town Quito is a great place to sightsee,shop and people watch. Take a free walking tour to get an overall feel for what there is to see, then venture out on you own. The best part is watching the locals go about their daily...More

Thank BendTraveler889
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a gem - gorgeous architecture, locals who actually live and shop in the old town, great open spaces and fantastic restaurants! We were in Quito for several days before boarding a Galapagos cruise and we stayed at the JW Marriott which was included...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the historic center of Quito. I would recommend taking the Quito bus tour as a first introduction to this area as you will get to see the main attractions. If you want to see more then can come back later by city bus...More

Thank Jonnie S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time in Ecuador took us first to Quito. With approximately 3 million people we expected there to be no charm but we were surprised at the ambiance of the historic old town. There was a lot to do such as: El Panecillo, The...More

Thank DeltaDawn90
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked around old town just to eat tons of unique delicious food. It is so cheap and worth trying.

Thank Nicholas K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Old town is gorgeous, people are very nice in Ecuador. We were able to walk to most of the sites that we needed to see. Except people have tons of dogs(friendly dogs), they defected all over the streets(wear your crappiest trainers lol) otherwise it’s a...More

Thank Myriam L
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Iosoilde D
26 January 2018|
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Response from michaelayala | Reviewed this property |
There is a church in every block in old town. Most of them have wonderful art inside. They usually open for service and they usually have a sign at the door for the open hours for tourists.
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D B
10 September 2016|
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Response from MakeEcuador | Reviewed this property |
The tour bus has a route specified by the city of Quito. You can take the city tour in the morning or at night. The points of sale is in Boulevar Naciones Unidas | Address: Av. Naciones Unidas y Shyris, La Carolina’s park... More
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Raxit S
1 June 2016|
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Response from Mavonny | Reviewed this property |
Very sorry Raxit; have been busy since returning from S.America and didn't see your question. Hope you had a great time! Alan
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