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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.
Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed today

Quito has developed on some amazing geological forms. Steep hills and deep ravines are plainly visible when one arrives by air, and on the ground the old town contains many steep narrow streets, a multitude of ornate churches, museums, small shops and business, street sellers,...More

Thank Keith P
Reviewed yesterday

The old town of Quito is realy very beautiful. It has been renovated with care. Therfore you really have the impression how the colonial fouders have buil;d the town. More and more the center is car free and this makes a stroll around the town...More

Thank jurbotter
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I love walking through the streets of Quitos Old town, the architecture is beautiful to look at. The locals are so friendly and make the trip even more special.

Thank Gisella R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Take a good guide and explore the history of Quito. The plaza, the cathedrals, people, food is quite extraordinary.

Thank Dhashaka S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent parts of three days touring the Old Town. Plenty to see and experience. Several ver the top churches. Should have spent some of the gold on the people. Be prepared for hills and lots of people. Never felt unsafe or observed obvious pick...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was a great surprise about my business trip! I enjoy a lot this visit where i could find beautiful architecture, history and great people. Quito give you a wonderful opportunity to see the real history from the European colonization in South America

Thank Marcio B
Reviewed 5 days ago

The old town is definitely worth a visit with its old churches, buildings and plazas. Be prepared for some steep streets but worth the walk.

Thank maria1nonblonde
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vendors, hawkers, merchants, entertainers, guides, families, tourists make Quito's Old City a bustling hive of activity and noises, especially on a Saturday. Cathederals everywhere, shoes shops galore, fabric stores, hostels, clothing, food vendors, ice cream hawkers, you name it. You will definitely be neither starve...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are guided tours of Old Town but we opted to just wander around. This is fine for day time but not recommended at night. On Sundays there are food carts, street performers and lots of families visiting the parks. Use of a guidebook or...More

Thank wander1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very walkable, wonderful place to visit. Keep your pockets zipped as you enjoy this expansive neighborhood. Lots of churches, squares, and alleys to explore. Plenty of restaurants and coffee shops, and shopping.

Thank jc19602015
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Iosoilde D
26 January 2018|
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Response from michaelayala | Reviewed this property |
There is a church in every block in old town. Most of them have wonderful art inside. They usually open for service and they usually have a sign at the door for the open hours for tourists.
9 September 2016|
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Response from MakeEcuador | Reviewed this property |
The tour bus has a route specified by the city of Quito. You can take the city tour in the morning or at night. The points of sale is in Boulevar Naciones Unidas | Address: Av. Naciones Unidas y Shyris, La Carolina’s park... More
Raxit S
1 June 2016|
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Response from Mavonny | Reviewed this property |
Very sorry Raxit; have been busy since returning from S.America and didn't see your question. Hope you had a great time! Alan