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“Nice place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Quito Historical Old Town Tour

Quito Historical Old Town Tour
Ave. Amazonas N23-23 y Veintimilla | Chile s/n y Garcia Moreno, Quito, Ecuador
+593 2-250-1418
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Ranked #8 of 99 Attractions in Quito
Type: Tours, Cultural
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Owner description: 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). After this, we’ll head to the Old-Town; our first stop is the Basilica, an impressive Gothic style temple, where we’ll also appreciate the 2 other viewpoints of the downtown; from here, our tour will continue on foot. We’ll make an easy down-hill walk through Garcia Moreno Street (a.k.a. the Seven crosses street), up to the Plaza Grande and the surrounding buildings (the Presidential and Archbishop's Palaces, the City-hall and the Cathedral) Then, we’ll continue to visit the Jesuits’ church ("La Campania de Jesus"), a beautiful temple built early in the 17th century (entrance not included)
Quito, Ecuador
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“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Old buildings and so many churches. We can have walk around through the streets and can see all the historic place of the city.

Visited July 2013
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“Good tour pity about the traffic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

A great way to see the city, but it was a bit spoiled by the amount of traffic in the vicinity. Still, recommend it if you have not tried it,

Visited July 2013
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“You feel good in Quito”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The historical buildings, the streets, the parks... All is well maintain in Quito. For a capital of South America they can be proud because many others have garbage around and so much graffiti that the beauty is completely hidden. But not the historical Quito. If you need information, stop by the tourist office just in the middle of it and well organized.

Visited July 2013
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“Amazing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Quito, Ecuador's capital, is a city with a very long history and tradition, full a beautiful churces and building. The weather is dependent on the season, but usually clouded and not too hot.

Visited August 2012
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“Charming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

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

Visited June 2013
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