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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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  • When we first went out we thought it was just a bit risky in daytime. But it's just not at all. It's busy, with mostly local people, and fewer tourists. It is exciting, heaving in places, full of pret...  more »
  • No doubt as they promote, it is America's most picturesque and best preserved historic. Declared Cultural heritage of humanity by Unesco for its historical and cultural richness. Walking through its streets is a delight for the eyes and the lens of the camera.
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  • Block after block after block of charming, very well-preserved colonial architecture with some great cafes and restaurants--this was my second visit and likely not the last. 
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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.