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Guapulo

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Address: Quito, Ecuador
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This historic village is one of the oldest towns in Ecuador.

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US$115.00*
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Cultural Tour of Quito Including Artisan Chocolate Tasting
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Guapulo- a unique neighborhood

Guapulo is unique since its narrows streets wind down a steep hillside. With much "to do", early Conquistadores set off into the Amazon jungle with hundreds of Indigenous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Vashon, Washington
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Vashon, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Guapulo is unique since its narrows streets wind down a steep hillside. With much "to do", early Conquistadores set off into the Amazon jungle with hundreds of Indigenous "porters" (who never survived the arduous jungle life. Still a walk down to the beautiful church of Guapulo is worth it. You will survive however short of breath.

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Martinique
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Bohemian, arts, restaurant. Can start with the Mirador and walk down to the Guapulo Monastey/ church, either by the steps or by the road. Be aware that church is often closed. Beneath the Mirador a wonderful vegetarian restaurant with the incredible view. The road is cobble stones. Further down there is the Guapulo park to take a walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This church is a special place. Hundreds of years old, you can feel the history and the faith that built it.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

You can walk from Hotel Quito down the cobble road to the plaza of Guapulo, with excellent views of the valley and Cordillera Oriental. follow in footsteps of Orellana and Pizarro. The church has some interesting paintings.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Gorgeous church from 1600. The art inside is fabulous. It is an amazing experience to be inside the church. I loved it.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This was once a Catholic Church and monastery. Today the church is still active but the monastery has been turned into a University Satelite campus. However, the church is small by most standards but truly magnificent on all levels. A popular choice in Quito for Christenings and Weddings.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Incredible artwork, small but beautiful church to visit, attend mass or any special event, situated in a downhill overseeing the valley

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Worth a top to check out the amazing views over the valleys with the volcanos in the background. On a clear day, it's spectacular.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Interesting principally because of its history and terrific screen. Not architecurally imposing but nice to look at.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

A very historical part of Quito. Must to visit. The church is small but as full of character as any great cathedral I have visited.

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