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Quito’s Old Town acts as a show-stealer within Ecuador’s capital city. Wandering through the bustling streets among centuries-old architecture is not just something to see in Quito. The Old Town is something to experience.
You can visit museums, churches, cafes, excellent food. Get to know the best of Quito at the downtown. It’s beautiful! Don’t hesitate in get in touch with me, I’ll guide you in every step!
Best preserved historic center of Latin America filled with churched embedded in gold!
You must visit the Historical Center, I will give you specific tips for your trip as there is A LOT to do.
“One of the most emblematic and oldest parks of the city. You can join a yoga class in the morning, go for a run in the runtrack, visit the botanic garden or just have a walk and a glimpse of fresh air. Be aware: try not to go in the late night to the park, it might be dangerous”
“Plaza Foch is great to go for drinking a cocktail, coffee or having a delicious breakfast or dinner, Plaza Foch has many clubs and bars to have a great night, you can enjoy with Latin music and meeting new friends in Quito. ”
“One of the biggest parks of the city, with a lot of walking trails and paradise for bikers. Very nice plan for a Saturday or Sunday morning. There are lots of picnic areas you can use”
“Climb the Steps to Itchimbía for Views and the Crystal Palace It's a healthy climb up the many flights of stairs on the eastern side of Quito’s Old Town to reach the area known as Itchimbía. Itchimbía is where that big orange Quito sign makes for great photo ops overlooking the city. So after catching your breath from climbing the stairs, go check out the sign and pose for a selfie. Itchimbia is also home to Quito’s Crystal Palace. This massive structure of iron flanked with glass walls was shipped over from Germany over 100 years ago. It's said to resemble the Las Halles market in Paris, and as such, has served as a market itself. Visit some cafes in the area like Cafe Mosaico or Vista Hermosa and, there view is incredible and don't forget to drink hot chocolate with cheese”
“This packed market in Quito’s Mariscal region holds some of the best souvenirs of Ecuador, and is just down the street from the tourist hotbed, Plaza Foch. Trinkets and clothes, line the booths from floor to ceiling. Alpaca blankets, pan flutes, Ecuadorian chocolate, bright paintings, woven bracelets, sun hats and leather bags are just some of what this market has to offer. The inundation of color and sheer volume of items can be dizzying in such a small area, but it would be hard to leave empty-handed. The vendors expect bargaining so don’t be afraid to shoot for a lower price than originally offered.”