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Culture, Traditions, Street Food and Art of Quito
  • Culture, Traditions, Street Food and Art of Quito

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Culture, Traditions, Street Food and Art of Quito

Explore a local market and its traditions. See La Capilla del Hombre, where the artist Oswaldo Guayasamin left his work to delight its visitors. Walk through the Bohemian neighborhood of La Floresta, and taste the authentic street food of Quito.

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Highlights

  • Discover a traditional market
  • Learn about the Guayasamin Museum
  • Discover the authentic local foods
  • Admire murals, graffiti and local art

Description

Your route starts in the center-north of the city in the commercial, banking and hotel area of modern Quito. From there you will journey 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 familiar flavors, and the best opportunity to explore a variety of local products such as herbs and healing, world-renowned roses and liquors of national production, among others. Later you will visit the Guayasamín House Museum also known as “Capilla del Hombre”, of the most important plastic artist of Ecuador in the modern era, and learn about the great value of the artistic heritage assets that this artist left the country. After you will move onto the traditional and historical Guapulo neighborhood, where you will walk through its picturesque cobblestone streets as the founders of the city of Quito did. Enjoy the neighborhoods exceptional viewpoints of the landscape of the valleys that surround the city, the Church of Guapulo, and an old monastery of colonial construction.  You will continue to La Floresta, considered among the most emblematic neighborhoods of the city, nowadays the bohemian and artistic place of Quito, where you can admire the diversity of culture through its murals and graffiti. You will visit some workshops of independent artisans whose works bring life to this neighborhood. Finally, you will have the opportunity to get to know the neighborhood food. Try some local cuisine and learn the traditions that live on through the preparation of the many delicious dishes.

Includes

Starting point pickup and drop-off
Professional guide
Entrance to museum
Food and drinks
Gratuities

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) • Monday to Friday: 2:15 PM - Culture and Traditions of Quito • Monday to Friday: 4:30 PM - Quito, Street food and Art

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