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Quito Old Town

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Address: Quito, Ecuador
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593-2-2528-700-1707
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This historic district was the first city named a UNESCO World Heritage...

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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Foodies Evening Walking Tour of Quito's Old Town
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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour
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Private Tour: Middle of the World Monument and Quito City Tour

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Beautiful city

Beautiful and historic city to visit. There are many gorgeous churches. All the buildings are interesting.

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Foley, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful and historic city to visit. There are many gorgeous churches. All the buildings are interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small cobbles streets with loads of hidden gems of historical interest, character, cafes, eateries and shops. It was like walking into another world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quito is an exciting capital city. The old town (centro historico) is a must, with colonial era churches and great museums. It's at about 9,000 feet, so the altitude will slow you down. Take it steadily - many of the streets are also quite steep. We paid for a guide from the tourist office, one of the "tourist police." That... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is where the old Colonial architecture and Cathedrals are for certain, but be aware that the roads, if on a walking tour can go to a 45 degree grade and at 9000 ft above sea level can make it impossible for some elderly and not quite so healthy people to even get around! Take a Grey Line or Latin... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed this. The narrow winding streets, the shops, the plaza grande, the churches and more. When I was there it seemed a vibrant place even though it was raining. there were some traditional restaurants and so many things to see. A must do.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Compact and warned not to venture beyond rail line Attractive square with a lot of interest close by. Need to get tickets early for presidential palace. Very good numanistic museum in original bank close to square.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Need to spend a full day in this quant old town. There's a hop on hop off bus service which will stop at all the interesting places to visit . The basilica is a must to visit .

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There are beautiful museums, and nice walks, but it seems the info structure still needs some time to modernize. This city still has a conflict between old and New with a graffiti problem. Glad I visited, but I found Quito not as inspiring as other cities in the region such as Cuzco.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a tour of the old town. A lot of interesting things to see people seemed friendly enough. We were cautioned by the police to hide our cameras so they would not be stolen. Although we felt safe it was good advice. Don't think I'd want to walk around late at night though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The historical district was one of our favourite locations in our trip to Ecuador. So much history and absolutely stunning architecture! It was not difficult at all to get around this part of the city by walking (though be prepared for the hills and higher altitude!), and not difficult at all to find good places to eat and other amenities... More 

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