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“The best Atraction of Quito”

Quito Historical Old Town Tour
Ranked #17 of 129 Tours in Quito
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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).
Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Historical Old Town of "Quito" is the best attraction of that city, I traveled there 4 months ago and everything is amazing there from the beautiful "La Compañia" a church with gold all over the inside of it, to the lovely "La Ronda" street where you can try some "canelazos" and enjoy the colonial houses and art of that city is just the bes place in all South America for me.
I recommend this place to all ages...

Thank Rebecca T
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

It is a beautiful city .good food,people, churches.you forget about time.live for that moment. You watch the people faces and try to see the past through there eyes

Thank patchpenny
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

The Historic Centre of Quito, the spectacular capital of Ecuador, is one of those places where you can stand in awe for hours admiring the fantastic architecture, a glorious mix of Spanish colonial, ancient indigenous and contemporary art; fantastic churches and cathedrals awash in gold-leaf altars and ceilings; narrow and colorful uphill streets, cute balconies with flowers and historic plazas and squares with monuments to honor a city rich in millenary history and culture.... Quito beholds the honor of having been the very first city whose Historic Center was declared by UNESCO a World Cultural Heritage Site, back in 1978.... Bustling during the day, fantastic and intriguinly mysterious at night with the dozens of church towers and domes ornamentally illuminated; Quito's Historic Center, also known as the "Old Town" is a must on any South American itinerary... Peeking inside stone courtyards or visiting the many and truly superb museums is a unique experience, only matched by the people's friendliness and the delicous and varied gastronomy.... hummmm... better than yuuuummmmyyyy.....!!! Great boutique hotels at restored three hundred year old mansions, lots of restaurants and cafès, filled with history and charm, are just a few characteristics to describe the outstanding Historical Center and Old Town of Quito, Ecuador.....

1  Thank Luchomaldonado
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

The Historical neighborhood of Quito is a must-see whilst visiting the capitol of Ecuador. Leisurely stroll along the hilly brick road, stop in the large plazas to people-watch and enjoy the Spanish Colonial-era architecture while taking-in the Ecuadorian Quiteño culture.

La Calle de Siete Cruces would be a good starting point. This road takes you through the heart of Quito and past the Municipio which is the very non-elaborate "White House" of Ecuador. Along this road you will pass seven crosses of seven Churches and Cathedrals. Most you can enter to take a peak of the interior architecture and art. A small donation is preferred. If you are a fan of colonial Spanish architecture you won't be disappointed. The road is to be traveled by foot and enjoyed at your own pace. In this neighborhood you will find many museums of Ecuadorian and Quiteño art, culture and history. All museums are affordable and not over-crowded.

The star of the Historical District is the Basilica de Voto Nacional (Basilica de Quito). This massive colonial-era Basilica is breath-taking (both figuratively and literally after climbing to the top) and provides excellent views of the city as well as "El Panecillo" the angel statue overlooking-Quito. There is an entrance fee to this Basilica.

Because the Historical District is in the heart of Quito you can divert yourself to many restaurants and shops. You can take the Eco-via (metro), a bus, or a cab from anywhere in the city of Quito to this neighborhood.

Thank Kristin F
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

As soon as I arrived to the downtown, I felt impressed by the amazing architecture that surrounds Quito. The balconies in the Spanish-style houses brought me to the past and allowed me to think about the colonial time. The churches I visited were fascinating, especially La Compañía as the altar was covered with gold leaf. The art of the Quitenian School with Caspicara and Legarda surprised everyone in the group. The legend and stories that this old city hides are innumerous. After the cultural visit, I enjoyed the coffee in Plaza de la Independencia. It was a good way to finish an incredible time with my girlfriend.

Thank Bryan G
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