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Calle La Ronda
Calle La Ronda

Calle La Ronda

Calle Juan de Dios Morales, Quito, Ecuador

The Basics

A walk along Calle La Ronda is the best way to soak up the atmosphere of Quito. In addition to shops, there are also small eateries that sell empanadas,canelazos (a typical hot drink made with aguardiente and cinnamon), and other traditional dishes. For years, artists, musicians, writers, and other influential people have been drawn to La Ronda, where the Spanish colonial architecture, music, art, and food sum up the city’s identity.

While you certainly can explore Calle La Ronda independently, many sightseeing tours—from small-group city tours to food-themed walking tours to nighttime excursions—include it in their itineraries. Quito hop-on hop-off bus tours stop here as well.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Calle La Ronda is ideal for those looking for a meal, a drink, and/or souvenirs and other goods to take home.

  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.

  • Take normal precautions to avoid pickpockets and petty crime, especially after dark.

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How to Get There

Calle La Ronda, officially Calle Juan de Dios Morales, sits just south of Santo Domingo Plaza in the Old Town. Most visitors arrive on foot or by public transport—take the trolley bus to the Santo Domingo stop and walk from there.

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When to Get There

This street is almost always crowded, except for early in the morning before the shops open, and it’s especially popular among locals and tourists on weekends. To get the full cultural flavor, go at night when live music spills out of the tiny bars lining both sides of the street.

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Quito Old Town

Quito’s Calle La Ronda is located in the Old Town, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest historic center in the Americas, spanning 790 acres (320 hectares). The district is filled with restored colonial buildings, open-air plazas, churches, museums, restaurants, and shops aplenty, including those selling artisan crafts, antiques, and souvenirs.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Calle La Ronda?
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What else should I know about attractions in Quito?
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