Guapulo, Quito

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#7 of 12 in Historic Sites in Quito
Explore the authentic bohemian neighborhood of Guapulo. Take a walk down a winding road to the old neighborhood church, which was the original route Francisco de Orellana took to the Amazon River during the beginning of his explorations. The rustic vibe of the neighborhood leaves an impression, and you can find quite a lot happening during the evening hours. Listen to some local bands, dine on local fast food, and take in the urban sights and sounds. Work out when and for how long to visit Guapulo and other Quito attractions using our handy Quito online trip itinerary builder .
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  • The atmosphere is fascinating. It is quite different from what you usually expect and the view is astonishing.  more »
  • I was walking a Saturday with my girlfriend from the viewpoint to the Church, having lunch in a restaurant half way. It is a nice walk to an afternoon that can be both as a couple and family (although I recommend in auto). The Park is cute although it could have more things to do.
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  • Great view of Quito. Typical houses. Village atmosphere. Very beautiful church. Relax near the city
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  • Amazing Guapulo's view. I loved this place. There is an excellent coffee where you can enjoy vegan food.
  • Tie your hiking shoes tight, because this trek is a challenge ! But definitely worth the sights. Hidden parks , beautiful scenery, and horses! Take a stroll , won't cost you a dime . ( Unless you take a cab to get there or back ) get some clean air in your lungs .. and wonder .. who lives in those house off in those distant cliffs?!
  • Lovely view. Totally recommended
  • Fantastic views. Down grade you can visit Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Merced. Construction was completed in 1736.
  • Nice view! Not well maintained

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