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Quito Historic Center or Old Town



Day visit from Quito:

Yes, often done so.

Driving time from Quito:

More or less 20 minutes per way, depending on where you are staying in the city.

What is it?

Quito's Historic Center was declared a World Heritage Site in 1978, and since then, and specially after the earthquake in 1986, a major and continous renovation and restoration process has taken place. There are many things to see and do there, so you can spend easily half a day there, even better a full day.Quito's Historic Center was declared a World Heritage Site in 1978, and since then, and specially after the earthquake in 1986, a major and continous renovation and restoration process has taken place. There are many things to see and do there, so you can spend easily half a day there, even better a full day.

What can you do there?

Sightseeing.

Possible / Suggested Overnight Town:

Quito.