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Country: Ecuador
City: Quito
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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QUITO CITY TOUR

(Price Based on 2 passengers)

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is one of the most beautiful cities in Ecuador. It is divided into the old or colonial city and the modern city. Colonial Quito is still reminiscent of how it was 450 years ago, even though it is but a small island surrounded on all sides by a fast-growing modern city. In colonial Quito are narrow cobblestone streets lined with whitewashed walls over which the steeples and cupolas of historic churches and cathedral sites. The integrity of colonial Quito was assured in 1978 when the United Nations declared the city a World Cultural Heritage Site.

The city offers a remarkable example of the Baroque school of Quito (Escuela Quitena), which brings together the indigenous and European artistic traditions and which is renowned for providing the greatest contribution of Spanish America to universal art. The height of this art is represented by veritable spiritual citadels, among which are San Francisco, San Domingo, San Augustin, La Compana, La Merced, the Sanctuary of Guapulco, and the Recoleta of San Diego, to name just the principal ones.

ITINERARY

On this day our guide will pick us up to go to the colonial site of Quito, where we will walk through the Main Plaza and our guide will explain to us about the four important buildings we can see from this historical place Government Palace, the Cathedral, the Mayor Palace and the Archbishop Palace. Then we will continue walking to La Compañia Church one of the most amazing churches in South America. Later we will visit the San Francisco church and some of the most important churches built around the XVI and XVII centuries. If time permits we can visit the San Francisco Museum and the city museum.

After these visits, we will walk through La Ronda street, one of the most typical streets of the colonial city. Lunch in El Theatrum restaurant and return to your hotel.

THE RATE INCLUDES:

Private transportation

Bilingual naturalist guide

Lunch

Entrance fees to churches and museums

Taxes

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Soft and alcoholic drinks

Tips

Personal expenses

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