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Quito Old Town

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Address: Quito, Ecuador
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593-2-2528-700-1707
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This historic district was the first city named a UNESCO World Heritage...

This historic district was the first city named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is noted for its narrow streets, Spanish colonial architecture and historic attractions.

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Foodies Evening Walking Tour of Quito's Old Town
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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour
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Private Tour: Middle of the World Monument and Quito City Tour

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A Colonial City

We stayed in the Old Town. It so charming and quaint with something Interesting to see on every block. Many things in easy walking distance. Beautiful churches, plazas,delicious... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed in the Old Town. It so charming and quaint with something Interesting to see on every block. Many things in easy walking distance. Beautiful churches, plazas,delicious street food. There is a jewelry shop called Ariu which has lovely things at amazingly fair prices. I highly recommend it. The Hotel San Francisco and the Cantuña were charming hotels and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quito old town is the largest and best preserved old town we have ever seen. It is very walkable, and each block has visual treasures to share that become more enjoyable the more you look. There are also outstanding restaurants scattered around everywhere in addition to the great sights. This old town put Cuenca (a beautiful city) to shame. Don't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Old town Quito is a beautiful city full of incredible colonial charm. Almost every building around the square and that area is adorned with outstanding architectural details. There are many churches around the area which are worth visiting as they are mind blowingly spectacular both inside and out. Old Town Quito has a warm and bustling atmosphere that is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As expected, Quito has lovely streets lined with history. A good visit to a wonderful historic site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting visit with many nice sites to see. Great animation and good places to eat and to discover the history of Quito.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most interesting old towns in Latin America, also it is UNESCO heritage. Beautiful colonial architecture and good music that helps for whole atmosphere. There are small cafes around where you can try local food or just have a coffee which is very very good everywhere is Ecuador.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The architecture dates from the Spanish Colonial Period, and I believe it was one of the first named World Heritage Sites. Streets are narrow, and traffic is horrific, but it is still worth seeing. As in many South American tourist attractions, locals are continuously approaching you with their wares. They are quite persistent, but a firm and constant "no" helps... More 

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The old structures are filled with history and beautiful architecture but more streets need to be pedestrian-only friendly. Feral animals and litter prevail, unfortunately. It is safe but use caution.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely plazas just for people watching and located with in minutes of the historic churches and cathedrals, one way, bars and restaurants in the other. Definitely a must for getting a sense of the culture. You haven't been to Quito if you haven't visited Quito Old Town. First World Heritage Site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This gives a feel to Quito from the past. Great old buildings. We had fun strolling around and enjoying the sites and sounds,

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