This experience is for the ones who hate the typical scripted, limited time and overpriced tour. Quito is full of stories, tales and scandals (like in telenovelas). We will explore them while we walk so you can be at the scene where the different events occurred. Starting at Basilica Del Voto Nacional Church, you will have a breathtaking view of the city. This is the perfect spot for a selfie or your next cover photo. Here you will also hear our first conspiracy theory. Next, we will head over Calle de las 7 Cruces where the next stop will be my house in the historic district, which has belonged to my family for almost 300 years now. There I’ll explain a lot of architectural facts about the colonial era, tell you some of the stories that those walls have seen, and tell you a real horror story. Continue our tour to Plaza Grande (Freedom Square) you will get facts about how revolution came to Latin America. You will be in the Colonial city center and be able to understand more of the Spanish architectural influence. Tales about romance, life lessons and even former president gossip will be told. Next, El Sagrario, is the perfect stop to explain the importance of Catholicism and how the revolution started. Our final stop will be La Compañía or The Golden Church as as it’s also known. There you will be in front of miracles and a astonishing experience of art in every form.
Hi! I’m Antonio but you can call me Tony. Some people love to dance, draw, drive, etc., but I love to travel and host people in my city. I love to meet people and make them feel comfortable while they are visiting my country. I love to bring people back in time with tales and interesting facts that are not written in history books. As a Spanish descendant, my family has been involved in the public life of the city. My historic house in the city center will be the perfect place to tell you about the stories of the colonial era and help give you an idea of what it was like to live back in the 17th-century. I love to create a interactive experience so I’ll be sharing stories, revealing conspiracy theories and more. I can’t wait to show you my city while you try the best chocolate in the world, handmade by me, a profesional.
I’ll offer handmade chocolates
I know you will need a bottle.
We are starting the tour on Basilica del Voto Nacacional Church, then we are going to my historic center house, this will be a great start to understand the architecture of historic district. Then we are visiting (if you want) all seven churches of Calle de las 7 cruces, along the historic center highlights. Shops and restaurants will be mentioned. We can arrange visit other places near the historic district.
Try no not to carry jewelry and overweight, for most tourist altitude is a problems, so bring the necessary. You will be facing another culture so be open minded and let it wow you.
Historic tour with an International Chef