in Avenida Amazonas N 19-14, and Patria, St. and Chile St., Cuencas y Sucre 477, El Panecillo, Old Town, Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito, Ecuador

Private Colonial Quito City Tour Including El Panecillo


Avenida Amazonas N 19-14, and Patria, St. and Chile St., Cuencas y Sucre 477, El Panecillo, Old Town, Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre, Quito, Ecuador

88.91 USD

2 - 15

4 hrs 30 mins


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Overview
  • Quito has one of the best preserved historic centers in South America. You will walk through the lively old town with its colonial streets, historic plazas, churches and colonial buildings. Visit the famous Panecillo Hill, from where you will have an amazing view over the city and see the contrast between colonial and modern Quito from above.

Location
  • Around:
    • Avenida Amazonas N 19-14, and Patria
    • St. and Chile St.
    • Cuencas y Sucre 477
    • El Panecillo, Old Town
    • Benalcazar 562 y Antonio Jose de Sucre
    • Quito, Ecuador
  • Pickup: Traveler pickup is offered
    please meet your guide at the lobby at agreed time (make sure you've let us know your hotel
    location)


Categories
  • Cultural Tours
  • Historical & Heritage Tours
  • Private Sightseeing Tours
  • Half-day Tours
  • Bus & Minivan Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 8:00am
    9:00am
    10:00am
    11:00am
  • Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins

Additional
  • Price per person: $88.91
  • Size: 2 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide

Inclusion
  • Private transport.
    English speaking guide.
    Hotel pickup and drop-off.
    Entry/Admission - Fundacion Iglesia de la Compania

Exclusion
  • Activities not mentioned.
    Personal expenses.
    Gratuities

Cancellation
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience

Private Colonial Quito City Tour Including El Panecillo

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The Church of the Society of Jesus (Spanish: La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús), known colloquially as la Compañía, is a Jesuit church in Quito, Ecuador. It is among the best-known churches in Quito because of its large central nave, which is profusely decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster and wood carvings. Inspired by two Roman Jesuit churches — the Chiesa del Gesù (1580) and the Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola (1650) — la Compañía is one of the most significant works of Spanish Baroque architecture in South America. It is Quito's most ornate church and (according to some observers) the country's most beautiful[

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco), Quito Ecuador

Once serving as a lively commercial center during pre-Columbian times, this large cobbled square is dominated by the enormous Iglesia de San Francisco and the monastery of the same name.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: El Panecillo, Costado del Centro Historico, Quito 170150 Ecuador

El Panecillo (from Spanish panecillo small piece of bread, diminutive of pan bread) is a 200-metre-high hill of volcanic-origin, with loess soil, located between southern and central Quito. Its peak is at an elevation of 3,016 metres (9,895ft) above sea level. The original name used by the aboriginal inhabitants of Quito was Yavirac. According to Juan de Velasco, a Jesuit historian, there was a temple on top of Yavirac where the Indians worshiped the sun until it was destroyed by the Spanish conquistadores. The street that leads up to El Panecillo is named after Melchor Aymerich.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Palacio Arzobispal, Calle Chile Corner with Venezuela street, in the Independence Square, Quito 170150 Ecuador

Not every country has an archbishop’s palace – a place of residence for the archbishop. With a strong Spanish cultural and religious influence, Ecuador is home to just such a building. The Palacio Arzobispal in Ecuador is certainly no ordinary building and it stands out against other buildings in Quito. This massive construction was built sometime after Pope Paul III ordered that a Diocese of San Francisco de Quito be established and headed by a bishop. That was on 8 January 1545 and before long construction on the edifice had begun. The cathedral was the central focus point of the palace and the bishop and his assistants lived in a number of different houses that were built around the cathedral. Though the place has changed somewhat today, it is interesting to learn about the history of The Archbishop’s Palace.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Plaza de la Independencia, colloquially known as Plaza Grande, is where Quito’s daily life and historic and national symbolism collide. Spiked with palm trees and dotted with locals going about their business, the central element of the square, and an icon of the city, is the monument to the independence heroes of August 10, 1809. This is the date celebrated as the First Cry of Independence of the Royal Audience of Quito from the Spanish monarchy, perhaps the most important event in the formation of the modern country. At the heart of both the political and religious ambits of the city, the square is worthy not only of a pass-through, but of a few hours spent soaking in Quito life. Here are six things to do in Plaza Grande.

Duration: 10 minutes

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Things to bring: Sun block, raincoat (or umbrella), camera, sunglasses.
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Reviews

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waldo_wilson
waldo_wilson

They never came to pick us up for this tour , but costumer service Viator handled my complain well and got my money that I paid in advance within 3 working days back

15/08/2016
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