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Quito, beyond the city

Your Guru: Fabián
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  • Quito
  • Available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • 2 hours y 30 minutes

About the Guru

National Tour Guide of Ecuador with 17 years of experience, specialized in history, arts and archaeology of Latin America. I speak Spanish, English, Portuguese and French. I love reading, tourism, world music and my passion is theater.

National Tour Guide of Ecuador with 17 years of experience, specialized in history, arts and archaeology of Latin America. I speak Spanish, English, Portuguese and French. I love reading, tourism, world music and my passion is theater.

About the Tour

Quito, the capital of Ecuador is one of the oldest cities on Earth, with more that 8.000 years of human vestiges.

This is a walking tour designed to explore some iconic places of the Historical District, but discovering the most unexpected stories that have been kept in its 4 century-stone-carved facades or adobe and brick walls.

We will start in front of the National Basilica, one of the most emblematic religious buildings of the city, whose construction begun more than 100 years ago and it is not finished yet, like the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Let's know the history of the guy that planned it and the torment that persecuted him during all his life.

We will continue to a very unusual market located in the place where in 1910 there was a bullfightings' arena. From here, the stroll will pass through a French style passage where a guy was killed in 1926 and his story became very famous.

The next stop will be at a small museum where we will know the life and work of an stunning artist, considered one of the pioneers of Modernism in Ecuador and Latin America.

Afterwards, we will have a look to a very sumptuous palace and its hidden dark history. Following the Venezuela street we will get the Main Square and from here we will explore the enigmatic Metropolitan Cathedral and the Street of the Seven Crosses with the stunning Jesuits' church.

This tour for beginners will finish in the San Francisco's church.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: A sign that says MEDIARTE.

Tour Schedule

  • Sat, 06 Mar
    10:00
  • Sun, 07 Mar
    10:00
  • Tue, 09 Mar
    10:00

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (4)

Cyndi Jenson about 4 hours

We used 3 different guides during our 2 week trip and Fabian was by far the best! His English was great, his knowledge was extensive and shared many insights during our tour. He is exceptional in every way, highly recommend him!

Marilo Jiménez 4 months

El tour fue fantástico gracias a Fabián que ha sido más que un guía y gracias a un casco histórico digno de disfrutar y de vivir. Gracias por este maravilloso día Fabian.

Alejandro Vásquez over 1 year

Quedé muy contento con este tour y con el guía Fabián, ya que nos dio a conocer los mejores datos, anécdotas y lugares que tiene Quito y lo hizo de forma muy dinámica y participativa. Totalmente recomendable.

Roger about 2 years

5.0(4) Ratings

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

5.0(4) Ratings