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  • Address: Old Town
  • Admission: Free


Quito Old Town

Quito’s unmissable historic center, or Old Town, extends over 320 hectares (790 acres) and is the largest historic center in the Americas.

Made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1978, Quito has taken great pride in restoring its colonial buildings and sprucing up its public spaces to ensure that both locals and visitors continue to breathe life into the old town.  The streets and plazas constantly buzz with colorful locals and vendors selling everything from roasted peanuts to giant roasted pigs, while tourists drink it all in as they shuffle between the overwhelming number of restored churches and chapels, convents and monasteries, mansions and museums.

And of course, there are plenty of bars and restaurants and shady plazas to rest in when sightseeing fatigue kicks in.

Practical Info

Plaza Grande (Independence Square), marks the center of Quito Old Town which extends between La Mariscal in the north and El Panecillo in the south.

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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 24 Reviews

Visit the Old Town Quito and discover some of the city's most historic buildings as well as the local food culture on this full-day walking tour! Tour the ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.99

Quito City Sightseeing and Middle of the World Monument

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Enjoy a full-day city tour of Quito and visit the famous Middle of the World monument, known as Mitad del Mundo. You will be accompanied by a bilingual ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00

Quito Old Town Tour with Gondola Ride and Visit to the Equador

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Enjoy a private tour of Quito’s top must-see sites with an experienced local guide. During this tour, you will ride on South America’s highest gondola, take a ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $99.00

Half Day Quito City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 47 Reviews

Experience Quito’s highlights on a 3-hour sightseeing tour with a knowledgeable guide. Drive through diverse neighborhoods for a look at both colonial ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.79
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Private Quito City Tour

Enjoy this private city tour of Quito. This city is located on a horizontal strip of land running north to south between beautiful mountains. The splendor of ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00

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