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Avenida Amazonas, Quito

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Avenida Amazonas serves as one of the most important traffic arteries in the city, connecting its tourist and commercial centers. The 7.7 km (4.1 mi) long street is lined by hotels, shops, restaurants, and vendors selling souvenirs. It stretches from the city’s bicentennial park in the north to the Circassian Gate in the south. Walk along the street to get a feel for the area's culture; watch for a perfectly reconstructed 1920s building as you walk. Before you head to Quito, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Quito itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Quito has to offer, including Avenida Amazonas.
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  • Its name is due to the Amazon River, which was discovered by an expedition of Ecuadorians and Spaniards. This avenue is part of the modern quito, begins or ends in El Ejido Park, from the intersection with avenida Eloy Alfaro has bicycle path, in this street you will find the houses of change, boutiques, hotels, banks, restaurants, runs along a part of the Park the carolina. It is one of the main avenues of Quito.
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  • This is your typical modern avenue you can find in many South American countries full of business buikdings, hotels, restaurants and upmarket shops. Certainly not ugly, but I would exchange any of the...  more »
  • I don't understand all of the unkind remarks about the Avenida Amazonas. Not every street in town can be quaint and beautiful. This one gives you a good idea of the Quito of today, which is bustling w...  more »

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Most visitors to Quito choose to stay in La Mariscal, a touristy neighborhood filled with guesthouses, restaurants, and bars. This area is also the town's nightlife hub, drawing a young crowd of revelers from around the world. If you prefer less noise, look for a bed in La Foresta, a quieter and less crowded alternative just a few blocks away from popular entertainment opportunities. For upscale sleeping options head to the old town, boasting many of Quito's top hotels in some of its prettiest buildings.
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