Calle La Ronda

Calle La Ronda, Quito: Address, Phone Number, Calle La Ronda Reviews: 4.5/5

Calle La Ronda
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA4,972 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Family
This a famous street to take some fun pics. The buildings are colorful and roads are cobbled. There are restaurants and shops along the way. We enjoyed the pacarri chocolate shops, interacted with the locals. We walked around took some fun pics
Written 29 December 2021
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Jeri F
Tulsa, OK243 contributions
Dec. 2020
I was really looking forward to seeing the galleries and shops of this area. However, due to the pandemic, hardly anthing was open, just one chocolate shop. They did offer an informative presentation about cacao production. I think in "normal" times, it would be a really fun and intereting place.
Written 1 February 2021
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Corey B
Long Beach, CA20 contributions
Nov. 2019
Part of Old Town, very old with beautiful architecture and gives you a real sense of what Quito was as a colonial city hundreds of years ago. That said, there are other roads downtown that are just as neat and beautiful, and many have more shops and are more part of the local and tourist community - this is essentially the street in Old Town that serves as a 'tourist trap' - very pretty at night, but overly packed with us gringos. Neat to walk around during the day, probably a good place to get pickpocketed at night - and the amount of tourists at night just muddies the experience. Go to the Presidential Plaza in the evening where there are always people playing music, singing - not for the tourists, but as part of the Quito community - much more enjoyable, much more relaxing and much more comforting - at night and during the day. Better police presence (and the police are not going after tourists, though you'll see A LOT - military, federal, municipal).

Actually was there in June/July of '19 - before Covid began - my guess is this is simply not a feasible place to go safely while the pandemic rages across the globe - too tightly packed - again, you'll do better with the Central Presidential Plaza and some of the wider, just as authentic streets in old Town.
Written 19 October 2020
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Jenny
Pichincha Province, Ecuador6 contributions
Dec. 2019
Welcome to Quito Luz de América is the capital of Ecuador, also called the little face of GOD, named by UNSECO, as a National Heritage of Humanity, built on ravines, located between beautiful mountains, in it there are churches, streets, parks and monuments historical.
Center Quito maintains its colonial style. Tourists are fascinated by visiting and taking pictures in the Historic Center, we will start with the tour of El Panecillo It is the point where the south meets the center of the city you can see the domes of the churches, the colonial architecture of the Historic Center and the roofs of the buildings, there is an immense sculpture of the Virgin of Legarda, also called the Virgin of Quito, you can see the four cardinal points of the city. In El Panecillo there are restaurants where you can taste the typical foods and in the small places you can buy handicrafts, to learn more history it is necessary to enter the museum. El Panecillo is an important tourist destination, it is an ancestral hill, chosen for the rites and ceremonies of the ancestors. It is called Panecillo because it is an elevation that is shaped a small bread.
The Churches of the historic center of Quito are an architectural gem of the Baroque and Gothic, it is really fantastic. This style is reflected in the decorations of the interiors of many of the churches, for example the church of San Francisco keeps a lot of history, like the legend of Cantuña, there are some chapels, a convent square.
The Church of the Society of Jesus, carved entirely in volcanic stone, is considered one of the most important expressions of Baroque architecture in the American continent and in the world. Its rich internal decoration, completely covered with gold leaf, is one of the city's greatest tourist attractions and an invaluable heritage, both artistic and economic.
The Cathedral of Quito located in the Historic Center of San Francisco de Quito, occupies the southern part of the so called Plaza de la Independencia of the city, On one of the domes an iron rooster was placed whose task is to warn the direction of the wind , is one of the most important of the Cathedral and legend, among others.
La Ronda, this place that you are going to love, is the most tourist spot in the Historic Center of Quito. This place is located south of the Plaza de Santo Domingo for Guayaquil street, here the locals come a live at night and it is recognized for it. From this place you can see a beautiful landscape where we can look at the splendid El Panecillo, its narrow streets make you move to the colonial era. There are some restaurants with typical Ecuadorian food, literary and bohemian cafes, a legendary picanteria, as well as a traditional sweet shop in Quito. Hojalateria there make metal toys such as refrigerated kitchens are very beautiful, decorative candle makers, sobadores, musicians, they can be found in the street of La Ronda along with the famous Quito canelazos and the delicious wind and morocho empanadas.
I recommend that you visit the beautiful city of Quito and all its tourist attractions.
Written 17 October 2020
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Claudia L
8 contributions
Jan. 2020
I visited for just a little bit but it is a beautiful place full of restaurants and bars. Some of the streets are design for pedestrians only so the taxis will drop you off near by.
Written 16 April 2020
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sunshinelpc
toronto965 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Friends
We were told the place by the uber driver. And kind of cute street full of restaurants and drinking places. I think at night must be more romantic. Though we were there in the afternoon and drinking a big bottle of beer for $3 on the balcony
Written 21 February 2020
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George S
Miami Beach, FL865 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Solo
I found this street not that interesting contrary to what the guidebooks and other reviews noted. It is basically a tourist attraction with restaurants and tourist shops. You are constantly pestered by hawkers trying to entice you to their stores or eateries. Quite frankly, it is not that interesting compared to the other streets in Centro Historico. Try not to spend much time here.
Written 17 February 2020
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iriegirlb4
South of the Border, SC141 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
A lot of history associated with this street in Old Town. Talk to the girls on the corner.
Becomes lively at night with music and street entertainment.
Close to the
Main square and the amazing Golden Church. Lots of fun things to see in this area.
Written 11 February 2020
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Johana
Newark, NJ7 contributions
Jan. 2020
Yes it is safe to walk in that street but the food is just simply BLAH! you could instead take a taxi to "Los agachaditos" and have some real local food, super good and super cheap. This street is created for tourists so if you don't feel like one dont go there! :)
Written 9 February 2020
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA2,378 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
They had the streets closed off when we were walking through and we found it interesting. A little off the tourist streets of Old Town, we found it quieter with a larger share of local artisan shops and plenty of cafes. The old brick bridge is worth a quick photo op, but wandering the few blocks is best.
Written 4 February 2020
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