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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. See Quito Old Town and all Quito has to offer by arranging your trip with our Quito trip itinerary maker.
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  • Wherever you go in the Old Town, it is immaculately recreated, with the exception of some graffiti. I can see why this area has world heritage status – it has been beautifully restored to its original...  more »
  • Quito has a beautiful old town centre which is good on foot. We are also still to the cemetery. Very impressive and totally different than we are used to in Europe.
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  • Had a guide for the day to take us different places in and around Quito. The old town is charming and lively. We drove around and the traffic is sadly a bit too much. Spend a long time in the car wher...  more »
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  • Amazing and full of history, culture and art, you should see why it's lonely planets no 2 city in the world to visit! It's also a great way to be introduced to Latin America, and get familiar with its sights sounds and favors. There are free waking tours 23 churches 40 museums, countless works of art, and a history rich in cultural and mythology. Dating back to pre Incan times, the area has been settled well before the time of Christ.