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Quito beyond art

Because throughout the tour various issues of the city, its history, culture and its people are addressed. The mediators accompanying the tours are professionals with years of experience working with heritage, museums, educational mediation and research.

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3 to 4 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica del Voto Nacional
    • Entry/Admission - Catedral Metropolitana de Quito
    • Entry/Admission - Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Basilica del Voto Nacional, Carchi 122 y Venezuela., Quito 170150 Ecuador

    One of the most imposing buildings in the Historic Center that for a long time held the title of being the highest building in Quito. It stands out for its neo-Gothic architecture and its towers, from which you have an incredible view of the city.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: La Guaragua, Calle Galapagos, Quito 170150 Ecuador

    A beautiful passage of Parisian style that stands out for its buildings that reflect the "Belle Epoque" Quito.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Museo Camilo Egas, Venezuela 1302 Cnr Esmeraldas, Quito 170150 Ecuador

    A small museum dedicated to the life and work of one of the most important artists of the 20th century in Ecuador, a forerunner of indigenism, of social realism and a great representative of all the "isms" known in modern art.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Palacio del Antiguo Circulo Militar, Venezuela y Mejia, Quito 170150 Ecuador

    This impressive palace built between 1917 to 1936, was the scene of great dances of the military dome for decades, however, far from its elegant salons, the place hides a story that almost nobody knows.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande), Gabriel Garcia Moreno Entre Chile y Espejo, Quito 170150 Ecuador

    It is the heart of the city, around which are the Presidential Palace, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Municipality and the Archbishop's Palace.

    Stop At: Catedral Metropolitana de Quito, Venezuela y Espejo 715, Quito 170150 Ecuador

    It is the oldest church built by the Spanish conquerors in 1535, a year after the founding of the Castilian village by the conquistador Sebastian de Benalcazar. Its interior keeps invaluable treasures, as well as the remains of important characters in the story. It is possible to climb the domes.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Garcia Moreno N 3-151 Espejo, Quito 170150 Ecuador

    Building with more than 4 centuries of history, headquarters of the old convent and university of the Jesuits. Today it is the most important cultural center of the city, besides being the place where the Municipal Library works.

    Stop At: Chez Tiff Artesanal, Quito 170401, Ecuador

    A stop to taste the best handmade chocolate from Quito, made by a Swiss-Ecuadorian family with the best fine cocoa aroma in the world.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania, Garcia Moreno N 10-43, Quito 170150 Ecuador

    It is considered one of the most important baroque monuments of Hispanic America. Its interior covered with gold leaf shows impressive decoration of clear Arab influence.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Museo Numismático - Bco Central del Ecuador, Simon Bolivar, Quito 170130, Ecuador

    Impressive historicist building of the early twentieth century where the Central Bank of Ecuador worked. It is currently the headquarters of the Numismatic Museum. Its imposing facade carved in stone stands out.

    Pass By: San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco), Quito Ecuador

    This huge square was the other market and headquarters of the Incas military barracks.

    Stop At: Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, Cuenca 477 y Sucre, Quito 170150 Ecuador

    One of the most important examples of architecture and art of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Calle La Ronda, Juan de Dios Morales, Quito 170150 Ecuador

    One of the oldest streets in the city, whose origins date back to the time of the Incas. It stands out for its Andalusian-style houses with balconies that seem to be attached to each other. Currently recovered, it is a place to visit craft workshops, galleries, businesses and restaurants.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Basilica of the National Vow, Quito 170130, Ecuador
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Calle de la Ronda, Quito 170130, Ecuador
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-159334P1

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