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Quito Old Town

Quito’s ‘Old Town’ is the capitals crown jewel. This charming UNESCO World Heritage site is bursting with architectural gems and ornate buildings.

Located in the south of the city, the ‘Old Town’ is also known as the Centro Historico (Hisctoric Centre) due to its array of momentous churches and streets lined with colonial house. A few old houses have been conserved to show how people used to live.

Whilst visiting Quinto, you are bound to visit the ‘Old Town’ as this is the main focus of many tours. During the evening, you can travel in a horse-drawn carriage and take in the monuments and churches highlighted by warm lights.

If the sound of a tour isn’t up your street, during the day you can explore the Old Town yourself, taking time to explore the colonial architecture. You can base yourself at the Plaza de la Independencia in the middle of the town and span off to multiple museums and monasteries.

The stunning town is definitely worth exploring, giving you a candid feel to the area and its deep history.

If you are interested in visiting Quito Old Town, place an enquiry today and one of our travel experts can provide more information.

Quito Old Town

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