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Activities in Quito

Illustrious Women of Quito Free Tour

2 reviews | 24 travellers
A fairly complete tour in terms of the route and explanation by the guide, in addition to the charisma that captivates you to continue knowing part of the history of the city of Quito. I totally recommend it.
10 Tamia Alexandra

Learn about the history of some of Ecuador's most illustrious women, and the exploits of these pioneers, with this fantastic free tour of Quito

Learn about the history of some of Ecuador's most illustrious women, and the exploits of these pioneers, with this fantastic free tour of Quito

Illustrious Women of Quito Free Tour

We will meet up at a time of your choosing in La Alameda Park, where we will start talking about the most relevant women in the history of Ecuador. We will discover the story of Manuela Sáenz, the brave woman who supported Simón Bolívar as we walk through this 16th-century park, the oldest in Quito!

Besides dusting off the forgotten history of these pioneers of Ecuador, we will also visit Quito's must-see places, such as the Plaza Grande square and the magnificent Basilica of the National Vow, the tallest of all the neo-Gothic churches in Latin America.

Walking through the old town, we will pass by the elegant house of Manuela Cañizares, the driving force behind Ecuador's independence, and we will enter the María Augusta Urrutia House Museum. The lessons this Quito aristocrat gave about solidarity and empathy remain very much alive in the memory of the local people.

To familiarize ourselves with the typical melodies of Ecuador, we will visit the Museo del Pasillo museum, dedicated to Carlota Jaramillo, nicknamed the "queen of the national song". Afterward, we will visit the Museo del Carmen Alto to learn about the history of Marianita de Jesús, the only saint from Quito.

We will continue to speak about these fantastic females as we explore downtown Quito. The last stop on the free tour of the illustrious women of Ecuador will be Manuela Sáenz's house. We will emphasize her feminist legacy and her role as a defender of women's rights.

Finally, we will end the tour after three and a half hours of visiting the most feminine face of Ecuador.

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Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 15 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 70% of their maximum capacity.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 50% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).

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3 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.


English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.


Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.


Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Parque La Alameda.