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Culture, Traditions and Urban Legends of Quito
  • Culture, Traditions and Urban Legends of Quito

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Culture, Traditions and Urban Legends of Quito

Discover a local market and its traditions. Visit La Capilla del Hombre where the artist Oswaldo Guayasamin left his work to delight its visitors. Admire the attractive illuminated churches at night and learn about Quito's urban legends.

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  • Discover a traditional market
  • Learn about the Guayasamin Museum
  • Admire the attractive illuminated churches at night
  • Hear about the urban legends of Quito


Your tour starts in the center-north of the city in the commercial, banking and hotel area of Modern Quito. You will walk to one of the traditional markets of the city, where you can enjoy the colorful landscape produced by the stalls full of fruits and vegetables from all regions of our country. Undoubtedly, this is a place full of both familiar and unfamiliar flavors, and the best opportunity to discover a variety of local products. After exploring the market you will visit the Guayasamín House Museum also known as “Capilla del Hombre” (entrance included), of the most important plastic artist of Ecuador in the modern era, and know the great value of the artistic heritage assets that this artist left the country. For the urban legends portion of the tour, you will begin in the northern part of the city. Tour along the most important commercial areas, where you can find most of Quito's hotels and nightlife. Then head to the historic center to admire the spectacle of the churches and historic buildings illuminated and its main tourist attractions. The tour continues to the Mirador del Panecillo, recognized for its beauty, where you can delight with a beautiful view of colonial and modern Quito. During the tour, you can get to know the people who live in this city better, you will be able to recognize them by their way of speaking, thinking, and to visit our city, as your guide will tell you about urban legends that are part of the history of Quito and that are a tradition and the cultural heritage of the people of Quito. At the end of the tour, you may choose optionally to go to one of the recommended night entertainment places, or you can choose to dine at a recommended restaurants before returning to your hotel.


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Important Information

  • • Tour departs from the following Quito hotels: Rio Amazonas, Holiday Inn, Wyndham Garden, Kaia, Mercure Alameda, Hilton Colon, and Swissotel • If you are not staying at these hotels, your pick up will be at Galeria Ecuador (Reina Victoria N24-263 y Lizardo García) • Wednesday to Saturday: 2:15 PM - Culture and Traditions of Quito • Wednesday to Saturday: 6:45 PM - Urban Legends of Quito at Night

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