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Quito

4.4
World heritage site · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Light of America
High in the Andean foothills, Quito remains one of the world's most photogenic capital cities, featuring two dramatic mountain ranges as its backdrop. With an old town designated as a World Heritage Site, a Quito holiday draws architecture fans eager to discover an atmospheric neighborhood packed with lovingly restored buildings, churches, and plazas dating back to the early colonial days. A comprehensive tour of Quito also reveals the city's modern districts, where trendy apartment complexes and hip shops line congested commercial thoroughfares. In the end, most visitors return from their Quito holiday impressed by the city's ability to preserve its warm local culture and relaxed way of life in the face of modern developments and mass tourism. Put Quito at the heart of your travel plans by using our Ecuador trip itinerary planner.
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Popular things to do in Quito

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Religious Site
Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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History Museum
Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Walking Area
Quito Old Town
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Landmark
Mitad Del Mundo San Antonio de Pichincha
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Quito

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Art Museum
La Capilla Del Hombre
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Casa Museo Guayasamin
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Intinan Museum San Antonio de Pichincha
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Quito

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Volcano
Cotopaxi National Park Cotopaxi Province
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Water Body
Cuicocha Cotacachi
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Hot Spring
Termas de Papallacta Papallacta
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Flea Market
Otavalo Market Otavalo
3.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Quito

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Park
Parque La Carolina
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.9
Duration: 8 hours
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Specialty Museum
Museo Etnohistorico de Artesanias del Ecuador Mindalae
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Olga Fisch Folklore
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Tours in Quito

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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Quito

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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Confederate Bookstore
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
La Kmaleona Concept Store
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
ARIU
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Galeria Artesanal Mitad Del Mundo
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Bike Tour
Quito Bike Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Religious Site
Basilica del Voto Nacional
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Educational Site
La Ronda
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min