Multi-purpose shop: souvenirs and tourist information.
Tienda el Quinde, which can be found on Venezuela street, is one of the most iconic and traditional shops in the city, recreating scenes from Quito's folklore traditions in shop displays and windows. It is a real must for all curious, first-time visitors to the city. The shop also offers useful information about the city, such as opening hours for museums, places of interest, flyers, tickets for public transport and a good handful of extra information that will make your time in the country a whole lot easier. Ecuadorian traditions and customs are the order of the day at El Quinde: you'll find all the most typical mementos and souvenirs of Quito, as well as an explanation of the history behind each and every product. Really interesting! It's the ideal place for information about the Easter celebrations in Quito, one of the most important festivals in the city.