Trip Planner:   South America  /  Ecuador  /  Pichincha Province  /  Quito  /  Historic Sites  /  Quito Old Town

Quito Old Town, Quito

(4.6/5 based on 3,200+ 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.
Create a full Quito itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Quito

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Quito by other users

9 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, beaches, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 55 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in South America BY A USER FROM BELGIUM November, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Lima, Bolivia & Ecuador BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM IRAQ May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM INDIA December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • GREAT, speechless to see all these as well preserved architectural pieces and the quality of the people are very friendly, the historical center of Quito leaves you stunned, a street that I remember is the round is wonderful day and night can do thousands of things there alone or with friends, QUITO, one of the best cities in the world PREFERRED.
    View original
  • many beautiful old houses in colonial style. Good restaurants. Remain within the old town. In addition, it is probably more dangerous for foreigners.
    View original
  • Beautiful old city with plaza's, cobblestones, churches, musea and street vendors. Check out the store below the San Fransico Church. It has long underground hallways with treasures. Almost like a mus...  more »
Google
  • 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.