History, art and culture of Quito told and shown by a local

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Roberto
Registered on October 25, 2022

Hi, I'm Roberto Zurita, I'm a Computer Engineer by profession. Born in Quito Ecuador. I have a global vision of the world due to my profession, the same one that also allowed me to travel to different parts of the world, but I still have a lot to know. I know very well how I like to be treated and what I like to know, I am one of those who never lock myself in a hotel, I take advantage of until the last minute to get to know, and experience the cultures of the places I visit. I have had the great luck of being able to get to know cities in Peru, Cuba, USA, Brazil, Chile, Mexico… I attended the World Cup in Brazil and the final of the Copa Libertadores 2008 in Rio de Janeiro with my Quito League Soccer team, the best team in the world. Ecuador. I travel for business, pleasure, with my family, alone, with money, without money, luxury, adventure, I know how to treat myself and how I like to be helped to know. I am in love with my city and my country, I enjoy our traditions, our typical food, our values, I am a Quiteño Chulla. Allow me, together with my wife and my three children, whenever possible, to show you Quito, tell you about it and live by what they call it Luz de America, the little face of God, the first cultural heritage of humanity…. Its streets, its history, its culture, its legends, its flavors, and its people. I wait for you!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to Quito! We return happy after the pandemic to help you discover this beautiful city: Quito, known as Light of America, Face of God....

Our tour starts from the Church of El Belén . It is one of the first temples built in Quito, located in the Alameda midway between modern Quito and historic Quito.

Let's go up 100 meters to the Basilica of the National Vow

It is a neo-Gothic religious building. Is it related to the end of the world?

Calle de las Siete Cruces , is an architectural step in time, balconies full of geraniums, colonial houses full of life and history.
We go to the San Agustín Ice Cream Museum (not Sundays), on the way to the Plaza de la Independencia where the municipality is concentrated, the Mayor Cathedral of Quito , its history dates back to the year 1535, the Carondelet Palace is the seat of government and official residence of the President of the Republic of Ecuador.
The Chapel where the Miracle of Our Lady of Sorrows took place . Did the Virgin cry?
We run to the Iglesia la Compañía, San Francisco and we end up appreciating the path to the Virgen del Panecillo from la Ronda street.
Myths and legends of Quito, The rooster of the Cathedral, Padre Almeida, Cantuña and the Atrium of San Francisco, House 1028.


  • Church of El Belén
  • Basilica of the National Vote
  • street of seven crosses
  • San Agustin Ice Cream Shop
  • Monasteries
  • Big square
  • Cathedral
  • Carondelet Palace
  • San Francisco
  • Round
  • Chapel where the Miracle of the Sorrowful Virgin occurred

I wait for you!

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  • Meeting point:
    Luis Sodiro e2-81, Quito 170136, Ecuador
    Luis Sodiro e2-81, Quito 170136, Ecuador
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    Iglesia el Belen, at Luis Sodiro e2-81, Quito 170136, Ecuador, located in La Alameda park, I will carry a small flag of Quito in my hand Red Blue Red that will be a memory for you

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Valeria 15 Nov 2023

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Travelled in family - Nov 2023
We enjoyed the walk very much. Roberto was very informative and kind. He even gave us shopping and dining tips. Te Tory ir very complete. We recommend.
Cristina 19 Apr 2023

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Travelled alone - Apr 2023
The tour was great. Roberto was very knowledgeable and had a lot of patience in visiting the principal attractions and answering all my questions. I definitely recommend it.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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