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. Arrange your visit to Guapulo and discover more family-friendly attractions in Quito using our Quito trip builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Very nice place, with a few narrow streets according to the villages of Spain. Beautiful square and Church, but what a pity that we could not visit the church because it was closed.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Everytime we return to Quito we go to Guapulo. Each time they are doing more to keep it up. The view is amazing and the church is well kept.  more »
  • May 7, 2017
    the Church of Guapulo is located in a neighborhood and is quite impressive. From Mariscal with $3 taxi ride to get there and it is worth the visit; When we were there the Museum attached to the Church was closed (even though we were on opening day and time).
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  • July 10, 2017
    Amazing Guapulo's view. I loved this place. There is an excellent coffee where you can enjoy vegan food.
  • January 31, 2017
    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?!
  • July 24, 2017
    Lovely view. Totally recommended
  • March 28, 2017
    Fantastic views. Down grade you can visit Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Merced. Construction was completed in 1736.
  • January 13, 2017
    Nice view! Not well maintained

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