Quito Old Town, Quito

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Wander the narrow alleys and wide squares of Quito Old Town, a World Heritage Site renowned as the best-preserved historic center in Latin America. Dotted with monumental churches, government buildings, museums, and historic homes, the area offers a blend of architectural styles ranging from Spanish colonial to Baroque. In addition to the busy atmosphere and endless sightseeing opportunities, the old town features a great selection of shops and restaurants. You can explore the area on your own or on one of many guided tours. Plan your visit to Quito Old Town and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Quito online trip builder .
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  • October 7, 2017
    Toured this city centre with a guide who took us into some of the most popular buildings and churches. Gave us a good understanding and picture of the city. Had a nice meal at the theatre restaurant.  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    A large part of the city that shows in the houses with cash out, with the steep streets and rustic cobblestone the history of the place. Traffic is hard so it's good to go with a tour to take advantage of the delay and photograph and observe the old mansions still inhabited.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Visiting Quito Old Town you get a feeling that you have finally found what Quito is all about. The attractions in the old town are many and varied, but if you have the time take the time to see most i...  more »

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Where to stay in Quito

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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