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Quito Old Town

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Address: Quito, Ecuador
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593-2-2528-700-1707
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This historic district was the first city named a UNESCO World Heritage...

This historic district was the first city named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is noted for its narrow streets, Spanish colonial architecture and historic attractions.

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Nice Old Town

As expected, Quito has lovely streets lined with history. A good visit to a wonderful historic site.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Lima Region, Peru
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Lima Region, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As expected, Quito has lovely streets lined with history. A good visit to a wonderful historic site.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting visit with many nice sites to see. Great animation and good places to eat and to discover the history of Quito.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most interesting old towns in Latin America, also it is UNESCO heritage. Beautiful colonial architecture and good music that helps for whole atmosphere. There are small cafes around where you can try local food or just have a coffee which is very very good everywhere is Ecuador.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The architecture dates from the Spanish Colonial Period, and I believe it was one of the first named World Heritage Sites. Streets are narrow, and traffic is horrific, but it is still worth seeing. As in many South American tourist attractions, locals are continuously approaching you with their wares. They are quite persistent, but a firm and constant "no" helps... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The old structures are filled with history and beautiful architecture but more streets need to be pedestrian-only friendly. Feral animals and litter prevail, unfortunately. It is safe but use caution.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely plazas just for people watching and located with in minutes of the historic churches and cathedrals, one way, bars and restaurants in the other. Definitely a must for getting a sense of the culture. You haven't been to Quito if you haven't visited Quito Old Town. First World Heritage Site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This gives a feel to Quito from the past. Great old buildings. We had fun strolling around and enjoying the sites and sounds,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Many interesting buildings to see when walking through Quito old town. Don't forget your camera on thus walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful place with lots of shops restaurants and churches. I had a special type of Empanada, it was flat and really big (size of a big platter). It kind of looked liked a bigger version of a Indian 'papodum'. Sugar was sprinkled on top and one side was stuffed with cheese!! Bit oily. Good vibe and lots... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in this area so by default we were going to be here, but I think this is what you would want to see if you are visiting. Shopping abounds and seemed reasonable, but finding an ATM that works for US and other countries might be tough - we found one near San Francisco Plaza.

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