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Quito

La Carita de Dios

Quito is the highest capital in the world and is located on the slopes of the Pichincha volcano. It is also known as “Carita de Dios”, and was declared the First Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1978.

The city is surrounded by twelve volcanoes, among them: Pichincha, Cotopaxi,
Antisana, Cayambe, which make up a majestic Andean contour.

The Historic Center of Quito is one of the largest and best-preserved in Latin America, a true heritage treasure. Churches, museums and cultural centres allow you to discover the history of Ecuador, its richness, and cultural and natural diversity, through a wonderful journey.

Quito is the highest capital city in the world. The city has developed on the axis
of north-south and is on the western side of the Cordillera de Los Andes, in the middle of the world. It is divided into five sectors: north zone, north centre, historic centre, south and surrounding valleys.

Population

1,399,814 (2022)

Elevation

 2,850 m (9,350 ft)

Founded

December 6, 1534

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From various perspectives, Quito is an enchantment made up of mountains and volcanoes; old alleys decorated by flowery balconies with bohemian airs; the Church of the Company with gold treasures; El Panecillo which offers a panoramic view; and the Middle of the World City that places travellers in a single moment in two hemispheres.

The Mariscal Foch area and several entertainment venues located throughout the city offer a wide range of nightlife and gastronomic entertainment.

Walking through its streets allows you to marvel at the incomparable century-old architecture.

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