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Quito Historical Old Town Tour

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Address: Ave. Amazonas N 23-23 | Veintimilla, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-250-1418
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First, we’ll go to the "Inti-Nan" In-Situ Museum (at about 2400...

First, we’ll go to the "Inti-Nan" In-Situ Museum (at about 2400 meters above sea level, about 7800 feet), where you can see replicas of the Ecuadorian Highlands and Amazon and, of course, to learn about the Quitu-Cara culture, their comprehension, long before the Geodesic Mission, on the stars, and, therefore, the empowerment of the term "Center of the World"; this visit takes about 45 minutes (entrance not included).

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Charming

Will go back again and again. Simply charming. The buildings and churches around it. Need more time to explore or more days!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 June 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

Will go back again and again. Simply charming. The buildings and churches around it. Need more time to explore or more days!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

surely the Old town of quito is the the largest in all of the Americas, and it is well preserved. I live inquito, and still from time to time I find new things or places to see in Old town, churches, museums, now very nice places to eat. Walking thru Stree La ronda , and you are inspain, maybe in... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

just amazing to walk around and go into the amazing churches! ;) just be careful with your belongings! dont take anything with much value and youll be fine! Dont miss the Compañia and the Basilica (climb both towers!)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

We started off at some churches, went up to see the winged Virgin of Quito, back to see the Presidential Palace, taken in to see an old house converted into a beautiful hotel, another church where some celebrations were taking place with bands and brightly coloured dancers before being whisked back to the Hilton Colon, phew.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

I went on a private tour with a local guide and saw the Spanish and other influences on the architecture, but two important issues...lack of oxygen - 8,000 ft above sea level - catch your breath that has just been taken by the breath-taking sights. Just so busy, like most cities. Lovely people!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

the building for the most part carry a lot of history and interest - there is some truly amazing architecture; but the double decker bus we took seemed so unsafe and the driving is just crazy! the cliffs are high and the roads are narrow - I loved the vistas from every angle but the pollution got to me with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

I chose to stay in Old Town. I walked in and out of all the streets. It was fascinating to see the tiny stores that all the locals used such as the shoe repair, the party store. There are fantastic churches and museums, but it was the day to day life that was most interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2013

Go on a Saturday night! Music everywhere, street performers, packed with people for an authentic Ecuadorian night out. Try the canelazo and eat some typical food... the huge empananadas. Mm!

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

This is a visit any tourist should not miss. I love colonial Quito by night because it is quieter and the churches and monuments look beautiful under the light. It is always a little chilly so you should take a coat to feel warm

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

we were with a gate 1 tour and our guide, Alfredo was very knowledgeable. It was very clean and we felt very safe. The buildings were amazing as was the surronding scenery.

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