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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  • good to walk. And missing information, I'm glad the Ecuadorians are kind, you have to ask at all times the names of squares, churches, etc. Churches charge expensive to enter. U $15. As I live near Ouro Preto, abstained from the interior of the churches
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  • First and more important, it's not a single bulding or statue to look for, the "one thing" you should look in Quito is the armony of the buldings in the old city, the old style, the way the city was c...  more »
  • The Quito Centre always has new surprises to find and proud of all the Quito, we know that we have the best-preserved colonial town of Latin america. It's always nice to visit the plaza grande, the guaragua, the large hill and museums such as the House of praise. People are very kind and the atmosphere on the day is very picturesque and pleasant. At night is not recommended by the presence of drunk people and potential thieves.
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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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