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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  • Join a tour to get the most out of the Old Town. Be prepared for any weather so wear layers and take a brolly.  more »
  • When I’m Quito, Old Town is a must see! This beautiful colonial part of the city has such character. Be prepared for the walking which involves streets going uphill! Old Town is not level!  more »
  • For those who enjoy history and likes to live the way they were ancient times the historical center of Quito is mandatory, seems a Latinized Europe, you can almost see the people who have lived there for hundreds of years so it is preserved, some churches have paintings from 1300 until prior to this, no wonder it's Unesco heritage sites, if you want to make a large number of places for free
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