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Ecuador's enchanting capital city, Quito, sits at a height of 2850 metres above sea level overlooked by the Panecillo Virgin.
The city was constructed on the foundations of an Ancient Incan city and proudly possesses one of the most extensive and best-preserved historic centres known as the colonial quarter. The colonial quarter is home to some of South America’s most ornate churches and cathedrals, it is an area where those who visit can marvel at the colonial architecture and the impact and influence it had in this remote part of the world.
Add in the great food and friendly culture and it is a must see on any South America trip.
No trip to Quito would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.
We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Quito: