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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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  • The heart of Quito, beautiful colonial buildings. The most spectacular example of a baroque church in the form of the Jesuit temple. Almost as impressive is the Franciscan church. Wonderful and quaint...  more »
  • I walked up to the Basilica, through Parque El Ejido, from my hotel and loved walking around the old town exploring all the wonderful examples of local flavor and shopping. Before my trip I read negat...  more »
  • Plaza Grande is the centre of the Old Town and in every direction, you can look up at homes and offices on hill sides, marvel at the museums, cathedrals and official state buildings lining the square ...  more »