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The Best Markets of Quito

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This is a list of the best marketplaces in town. They represent the Cultural and Natural diversity of Quito and Ecuador. Fresh fruits and vegetables share space with meat, poultry, seafood and typical dishes sold in their foods...
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The Best New Ecuadorian Cuisine Restaurants

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There is a new generation of Ecuadorian chefs that are changing the culinary scene in town. They use Ecuadorian ingredients from all the regions and, using modern techniques, the result is amazing!!!! An explosion of colors and...
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The Best Museums of Quito

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The museums of Quito are the best option for those who want to dive in the Ecuadorian History, Art and Culture.
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The Best Gay Nightlife

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In Ecuador, Homosexuality is respected and accepted in the 2008 Constitution, however, public demonstrations are not seen in the streets. The best way to know the LGBTs life is to go to some of the bars and nightclubs in town.
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The Best Craft Beers in Quito

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Since almost 5 years ago, craft beer started its development in Quito. Now, there are more than 30 local producers of different varieties. Some of them have their breweries outside the city, but they have their bars in the tour...
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The Best Karaokes in Quito

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Karaokes arrived in Quito 20 years ago, however they are still a fever among locals! We can say that they're more popular here than in Japan. Come to some and have fun!
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The Best Ecuadorian Coffee

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Ecuador is best known for its banana and cocoa seed production, however, in some regions of the country there are plantations of high quality coffee, cultivated over 1.500 meters. Come and taste some of the best varieties.
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The Best Salsa in Quito

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Salsa is a fever in Quito for locals and foreigners. Thanks to an important migration of Cubans, Colombians and Venezuelans, Caribbean music is in fashion in town. Many Foreigners come to Quito for learning Spanish and Salsa i...
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The Best Pizza in Quito

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Quito is not internationally know for its pizza, however in recent years, several locals and Italians have come to prepare very good options for pizza lovers!
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The Fanciest Restaurants in Quito

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These are some of the fanciest and most exclusive restaurants of Quito for those who like to have a good dining in a high class establishment. Some of them are in historical buildings!
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The Best Panoramic Restaurants

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Quito is in the middle of the Andes mountain range, that is why everywhere you look, there are stunning views. Come to these places and have a good meal on the roof!
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The Best Typical food

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Restaurants, markets or small eateries are the best places to enjoy the flavors and colors of Ecuadorian food. Do not miss this experience!
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The Best Views of Quito

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Go on top of some of the hills of the city, touch the sky and admire the magnificent landscape of the Andes and the city nestled in the middle of the mountains.
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The Most Impressive Palaces of Quito

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Wealthiest families of Quito, most of them coming from Spanish origin and dating back Colonial times built impressive palaces as witnesses of an era of architectural and artistic splendor in town!
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The Best Shows and Food in Quito

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These are places that offer you the chance of having a good dining while you enjoy a good show of music, folk dance or theater.
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The Best Art Déco Architecture

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Even in 1930s, the Art Deco arrived in Quito and changed the physiognomy of the old Colonial and Republican city, transforming it into a Cosmopolitan Metropolis at that time, during 1940s and 1950s there was a boom of this styl...
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The Oldest Churches of Quito

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These are the oldest churches built in Quito by the Spaniards in the 16th century from 1535 to 1600. Even they have been restored throughout the centuries, foundations and several architectural details are original.
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The Best Theaters in Quito

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Performing Arts in Quito have several interesting places to go, from the oldest institutions such as the National Theater to small independent theaters. Excellent concerts and plays can be seen in some of these places.
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The Finest Ecuadorian Chocolate

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According to new archaeological researches, the oldest cocoa plant was found in the Southern Amazonia of Ecuador and it is dated back 5.000 BC. That is to say that the relation with cocoa is very Ancient, although the chocolate...
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