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Things to do in Quito

Discover the ancient customs of Ecuador at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, an interactive institution offering a range of demonstra
Tours from £17
Quito's famous Baroque church, Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania dazzles visitors with its golden interior. Dripping with extravagance, the ch
Tours from £5
Mitad Del Mundo , San Antonio de Pichincha
Stand between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at Mitad Del Mundo, marked by a compass-like monument erected to show the exact location
Tours from £21
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Duration: 3 hours
Enjoy the city of Quito at your own pace on board the Quito Tour Bus. This is a great alternative to get to know the attractions of the north and Old town of the city. At this tour you will see the differents neighbothoods and the main buildings such us: Basilica, San Francisco, Panecillo Virgin, Santa Clara.You will enjoy a stop at Panecillo hill the most important lookout of the city.
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Reminiscent of some of Europe's finest cathedrals, Basilica del Voto Nacional stands as one of the city's most prominent landmarks. This impo
Tours from £12
Historic Walking Area
Quito Old Town , Quito
Wander the narrow alleys and wide squares of Quito Old Town, a World Heritage Site renowned as the best-preserved historic center in Latin Am
Tours from £12

Recommended Quito tours


World heritage site · Architectural Buildings · History Museums
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop. With an old town designated as a World Heritage Site, a Quito holiday draws architecture fans eager to discover an atmospheric neighborhood packed with lovingly restored buildings, churches, and plazas dating back to the early colonial days. A comprehensive tour of Quito also reveals the city's modern districts, where trendy apartment complexes and hip shops line congested commercial thoroughfares. In the end, most visitors return from their Quito holiday impressed by the city's ability to preserve its warm local culture and relaxed way of life in the face of modern developments and mass tourism. Add Quito and other destinations in Ecuador to your travel itinerary using our Ecuador route maker.

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Where to stay in Quito

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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