Calle de La Ronda (Round Street), Quito

Calle de La Ronda (Round Street), Quito (must see)

After a day of sightseeing and taking in the city’s architectural sites, head to Round Street (Calle de La Ronda), one of the oldest streets in Quito. Here is where the tourists can get a glimpse of real Ecuadorian life. The area was once the home of artists and politicians, then transformed into what it is today: shops, bars, art galleries, cafés, and restaurants.

Round Street is a beautiful street in the historic center of the city. It is said to be one of the oldest streets in Quito, and it has been nicely restored. There are houses built right next to each other, and inside, there are often small courtyards with gardens.

While strolling Ronda Street, sample the local alcoholic drink, canelazo, and also try authentic Ecuadorian cuisine from any of the elegant, or casual restaurants. For a quick snack, try humitas. Humitas is steamed ground corn wrapped in a corn husk. Have a cup of coffee with a traditional dessert, such as glazed figs or the Ecuadorian quesadilla, which is cheesecake with corn.

For entertainment, check out the street performers, such as the jugglers or musicians. Looking to dance? There is plenty of live Latin American music in Ronda Street's clubs and bars. For those who enjoy shopping, there are clothes and unique craftwork made by local artisans.

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Calle de La Ronda (Round Street) on Map

Sight Name: Calle de La Ronda (Round Street)
Sight Location: Quito, Ecuador (See walking tours in Quito)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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