How to get to Quito’s Historic Center?

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How to get to Quito’s Historic Center?

How to get to Quito’s Historic Center?

Quito, capital of Ecuador, was declared by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity. One of the most frequently visited destinations of the city is the Historic District which is considered one of the most beautiful and best preserved in America. For this reason, we want to offer you some alternatives to get to Quito’s Historic District.

Trolebús & Ecovía

To get to Quito’s Historic District, there are public transportation alternatives that you can use, such as: Metropolitan System of Transportation Trolebús – Circuit C1, and Metropolitan System of Transportation Ecovia – Circuit E1. These buses have several stops in Quito’s Historic District. Trolebús has bus stops at Central Bank, Plaza del Teatro, Plaza Chica, Santo Domingo, among others. While Ecovía has a bus stop called Marín Central, among others. If you walk from these bus stops you can arrive at the main attractions of Quito’s Historic District.

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A simple way to get to Quito’s Historic District from anywhere in the city is through the use of mobile Apps, such as Uber. These are transportations options very frequently used, but if you are going to use them it is recommended to avoid off-peak times.

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Quito City Tour

Quito Tour Bus offers you a simple, comfortable, and fun way to get to Quito’s Historic District through Quito City Tour. Travel with us in our one and only double-decker bus in the city. It departs every day from United Nations Boulevard (Bulevar Naciones Unidas) which is located in Naciones Unidas Avenue and Shyris Avenue.

Quito Tour Bus has an Hop On – Hop Off system so you can get on and off the bus as many times as you like, at any of our official stops at one-hour intervals. You will have the opportunity to know the most outstanding tourist attractions of Quito’s Historic District. Our bus stops in this area are:

  • Centro de Arte Contemporáneo
  • Iglesia La Basílica
  • San Francisco
  • Mirador El Panecillo
  • Iglesia La Merced
  • Parque García Moreno

Furthermore, Quito City Tour attends to your needs, and offers you the opportunity to choose between several ticket options, depending on what best suits to your schedule:

  • 1 Day Pass. Valid for the day of purchase. Hop On – Hop Off from 09h00 to 16h00.
  • 2 Day Pass. Valid for the day of purchase and the next day. Hop On – Hop Off from 09h00 to 16h00.
  • Quito City Tour + Equator Line Tour. Valid for both tours on the same day (Quito City Tour offers you a panoramic tour which departs from United Nations Boulevard at 09h00 until 12h00 + Equator Line Tour which also departs from United Nations Boulevard at 12h00 until 19h00). This ticket is also valid for both of the tours on different days.

Visit the main attractions of the city from United Nations Bulevar (in the financial north-center of the city) through the largest and well-preserved historical center of South America until El Panecillo Hill Viewpoint.

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