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Quito Old Town, Quito

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
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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  • There are many landmarks, you can visit the Centre with their house colours and balconies full of history there is a very nice neighborhood called San Marcos, where you can walk quietly, around the Centre is nice, I like this neighborhood why represents the city and is still little known. And it is close to everything, but I think that it is not crowded shops. It is my opinion.
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  • I last visited Quito 25 years ago. Since then the centre has been cleaned up, restored, and is now a very pleasurable place to visit. 
  • With 17 churches in the old town alone, it is dense with beautiful architecture and charm. Colourful houses, pretty squares and lots of restaurants and cafes. The rest of the city is sadly quite ugly ...  read more »
  • 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.
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