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  2. Quito, in full Villa de San Francisco de Quito, city and capital of Ecuador. It is situated on the lower slopes of the volcano Pichincha , which last erupted in 1666, in a narrow Andean valley at an elevation of 9,350 feet (2,850 metres), just south of the Equator .

  3. Quito - Wikipedia

    Quito is located in the northern highlands of Ecuador in the Guayllabamba river basin. The city is built on a long plateau lying on the east flanks of the Pichincha volcano. The valley of Guayllabamba River where Quito lies is flanked by volcanoes, some of them snow-capped, and visible from the city on a clear day.

  4. A capital city high in the Andes, Quito is dramatically situated, squeezed between mountain peaks whose greenery is concealed by the afternoon mist. Modern apartment buildings and modest concrete homes creep partway up the slopes, and busy commercial thoroughfares lined with shops and choked with traffic turn into peaceful neighborhoods on Sundays. Warm and relaxed, traditional Ecuadorian Sierra culture – overflowing market stands, shamanistic healers, fourth-generation hatmakers – mixes ...

  5. Quito - Ecuador Travel

    Quito. The also known as “Carita de Dios”, declared by UNESCO as the first Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 1978, has an infinity of places to discover and activities to be done that will surprise you. Quito, the second tallest capital in the world, located on the slopes of the Pichincha volcano, has the largest and best preserved historic center in Latin America, a true heritage treasure that houses churches, museums and cultural centers that will allow you to discover, through a ...

  6. Quito, Ecuador 2023: Best Places to Visit - Tripadvisor

    About Quito. With a rich pre-Colombian history, Ecuador's capital was founded on the ruins of an Incan city but offers everything a modern traveler might need. It remains the least-altered historic center in Latin America and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Quito’s important sites include baroque gems like San Francisco and Santo Domingo monasteries, as well as La Compañía church and college.

  7. Quito, the capital of Ecuador, was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city and stands at an altitude of 2,850 m. Despite the 1917 earthquake, the city has the best-preserved, least altered historic centre in Latin America. The monasteries of San Francisco and Santo Domingo, and the Church and Jesuit College of La Compañía, with their rich interiors, are pure examples of the 'Baroque school of Quito', which is a fusion of Spanish, Italian, Moorish, Flemish and indigenous art.

  8. THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Quito - 2023 (with Photos) - ...

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  9. 15 Best Things to Do in Quito, Ecuador - TripSavvy

    The capital of Ecuador is one of many major cities located along the Ring of Fire, aptly mixing volcano life and downtown chaos into a dazzling juxtaposition. In Quito, the epicenter of adventure begins at the TeleferiQo, a glass gondola that takes you from downtown Quito to the wilds of the Andean mountains in just 10 minutes. Once on top of the active, but currently sleeping volcano, you can embark on a full-fledged five-hour high-altitude trek to the Ruca, one of three peaks on the volcano.

  10. Quito - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

    Quito, oficialmente San Francisco de Quito, es la capital de la República del Ecuador, de la Provincia de Pichincha y la capital más antigua de Sudamérica. Es la ciudad más poblada de Ecuador desde finales del año 2018 1 4 5 con más de dos millones de habitantes en el área urbana, y más de tres millones en todo el área metropolitana.

  11. Quito — Wikipédia

    Quito (officiellement San Francisco de Quito) est la capitale et la ville plus peuplée de la République de l' Équateur et de la province de Pichincha. Le Grand Quito du District métropolitain comptait environ 3,1 millions d'habitants en 2018 et continue de s'accroître rapidement.