Quito Old Town

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Quito Old Town
4.5
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This historic district was the first city named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is noted for its narrow streets, Spanish colonial architecture and historic attractions.
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Cascais1990
Kansas City, MO8 contributions
Dangerous day or night
May 2021 • Couples
We are world travelers in our 50’s. My husband is tall, fit and very muscular. However, in the very same area, in old town, as we were approaching the La Ronda area at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, my husband was approached by a very dark skinned man. I immediately sensed danger, turned to head the other way while yelling for my husband to follow. When I looked back, my husband was fighting off the man who had a knife in his hand. I was yelling bloody murder to the top of my lungs nonstop. There were only a few people in the vicinity but no one came to help. When my husband had the guy pinned on the ground, I ran to help only to be greeted by a second man coming after me. He noticed that my husband had the upper hand, and turned on him with a metal pipe in hand. Like many of you, I too agree this can happen anywhere. But in broad daylight with people around? Luckily, we both escaped uninjured. And for those of you that will say~give him the bag and don’t fight back, in hindsight we realized that my husband’s actions saved me from being attacked by the other man.
Written May 26, 2021
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zuni P
Lagunitas, CA652 contributions
Really nice
Dec. 2017 • Solo
I love old Quito . I feel it is the nicest colonial city in the Americas. Mexico City's plaza is also wonderful
I feel safe as there was lots of police in The plaza. last time I visited I also felt safe but we know to be cautious esp during these Covid times
Written February 26, 2021
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Kora
10 contributions
Cute area, but watch your bag!
Feb. 2021
This is the tourist center of Quito. There's lots of stores, cafes, restaurants, churches, and museums to spend your time. However, this is also a place where tourists get robbed, so don't flash your iPhone or wallet and avoid going here alone at night.
Written February 9, 2021
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,056 contributions
Beautiful and Underrated!
Jan. 2021 • Couples
We really didn't know what to expect from Quito in general, and we ended up absolutely loving it! The narrow cobble streets, the gorgeous churches, the Plazas, and the atmosphere were just terrific!
Written January 22, 2021
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Herve F
8 contributions
Beautiful colonial architecture
Oct. 2020
Walking the streets of Quito is fun and historically quite interesting. Also... very nice museum related to the pre-colombian civilizations
Written January 15, 2021
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MarqueeMarc67
Vancouver, Canada50 contributions
Best part of Quito
Jan. 2021
Walking around old town was probably the highlight of Quito. Not much open - Covid - but was still a really cool experience and can only imagine what it would be like during non-Covid times 👌
Written January 2, 2021
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GX-UK
Greater London, UK19 contributions
Walking tour
Oct. 2020 • Solo
The old town is beautiful and best to visit during the daytime has it can be a bit dangerous in the evening
Written December 25, 2020
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Kim G
Toronto, Canada861 contributions
Beautiful Old Town
Nov. 2020
We had a wonderful walking tour through the Old Town - an UNESCO Heritage Site. The architecture and numerous churches are amazing to explore. The streets are clean and the people friendly. Lots of beautiful buildings, shops and restaurants. We were told to avoid at night right now.
Written December 1, 2020
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Diego N
4 contributions
A Concrete Jungle
Jul. 2020 • Friends
Beautiful place to go. Wonderfull places and hostess. People in there are amazing, there are a lot of activities you can do and thousands of pictures to take.
Written November 5, 2020
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ARTCOLLECTOR
quito, Ecuador88 contributions
Walking by nignt
Oct. 2020
That is the best experience, as all churches and its towers are lighted, a beautiful scene, also there is few people on the streets so you can make wonderful photos
Written October 31, 2020
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