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Quito Old Town, Quito

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
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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  • All in colonial style, well preserved, very lively, here you'll see the typical restaurants, safe place. Numerous churches and squares, yields good walks in the old town.
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  • A complete visit to Quito must include a walk through Quito's Old Town. It is interesting, full of old houses, stores, and other buildings.  more »
  • Colonial Quito is wonderful, very well preserved and the spectacle of lights was an incredible thing, then take a few draquesitos in the round.
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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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