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Spirit of Quito - Historical & Cultural Tour

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Overview


With the Spirit of Quito - Historical & Cultural Tour you'll have the opportunity to meet a traditional market, visit the museum Casa del Alabado and walk towards the traditional Calle La Ronda to tour their houses full of art, culture and crafty demonstrations. Discover spirit of Quito!

Highlights


  • View of the Basilica del Voto Nacional
  • Visit to the traditional San Francisco Market
  • Visit to the Casa del Alabado Museum (admission included)
  • Visit to the La Compañia Church
  • Walk to the Plaza Grande
  • Walk toward the traditional La Ronda Street
Spirit of Quito - Historical & Cultural Tour

Description


Spirit of Quito - Historical & Cultural Tour

At the beginning of the Spirit of Quito - Historical & Cultural Tour we will board our original Trolley Bus, a beautiful replica of the tram that circulated in Quito last century, Later we reach the historic center, where we will see the church of the Basilica del Voto Nacional and will arrive at the Plaza de la Independencia surrounded by the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Archbishop's Palace and the La Compañia Church (admission included), recognized for its adornments and gold altars, until reaching the Church of San Francisco built in the seventeenth century.

Later on the Spirit of Quito - Historical & Cultural Tour takes us to the Mercado San Francisco, one of the oldest in the city, which keeps the charm, tradition and good taste of the typical markets, inherited from generation to generation - here you will be able to see the use of traditional Andean herbal medicine, and taste some freshly squeezed juices from a variety of fruit. Then we visit the museum Casa del Alabado (admission included), dedicated to Pre-Columbian Art and Ecuadorian Archeology.

We will have a typical Ecuadorian homemade lunch, ending with a dessert hand made in the oldest cafe in the city "Heladeria San Agustin" - (lunch and dessert are optional and not included to the tour price).

After lunch, we walk towards the traditional Calle La Ronda to tour their houses full of art, culture and crafty demonstrations, where we will see the various workshops of the "Manos a la Ronda Project" seeking to rescue the traditional crafts of “Escuela Quiteña”, and know closely the traditional processes of jewelry, ironwork, inlaid, headgear, tin, among others.

What's included


  • Inclusions:
  • Meet a traditional market
  • Visit the museum Casa del Alabado
  • Walk towards the traditional Calle La Ronda
  • Culture and crafty demonstrations
  • Casa del Alabado Museum (admission included).
  • Exclusions:
  • Some admission
  • Optional gratuities

Itinerary


  1. Visited Places:

Our UNIQUE TRADITIONS OF QUITO tour starts at 8:00 am with the pickup of our excellent clients from your hotel. We will board our original Trolley bus, a replica of the tram that circulated Quito last century, to reach the historic center. We will know the church of the Basilica del Voto Nacional and will arrive at the Plaza de la Independencia surrounded by the Cathedral and the La Compañia Church (admission included), recognized for its adornments and gold altars, until reaching the Church of San Francisco built in the seventeenth century. Later we will visit the Mercado San Francisco, here you will be able to see the use of traditional Andean herbal medicine, and taste some freshly squeezes juices from a variety of fruit. Then we visit the museum Casa del Alabado (admission included), dedicated to Pre-Columbian Art and Ecuadorian Archeology. We will have a typical Ecuadorian homemade lunch. After the tour, those who wish can stay in the historic center, otherwise we will complement this local experience, by using public transportation to move north of the city.

Frequently Asked Questions


How much time does the Spirit of Quito - Historical & Cultural Tour take?

Spirit of Quito - Historical & Cultural Tour duration is 8 hours.

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