About Quito - presentation, information, photos and recommendations
Quito is the capital of Ecuador. It is situated at an altitude of 2850 m at the foot of the Pichincha volcano, the only capital in the world threatened by an active volcano. It is the capital of the world closer to the equator (0 ° 14 'latitude). Quito is the second capital of the world altitude.
After the conquest of the Inca empire, the old Quito was destroyed and rebuilt from scratch by a group of conquistadores in 1534. The historic center is a UNESCO monument, one of the most illustrative examples of colonial Hispanic art across America.
"He Teleferico is the cable car that climbs Cruz Loma, the eastern slopes of Pichincha volcano, at 4,100 m altitude.
Mitad del Mundo is a town located 60 km north of Quito, where the Equator line passes. The entire site is dedicated to the equator, including the Museum Attraction Counting Solar, several planetariums, the monument dedicated to the world and a small tourist center.
Otavalo is a town located about an hour and a half of Quito, known for weekend craft fair. Here, Indians sell carpets, clothes, objects and traditional art.
Places worth visiting: Market and San Francisco Monastery Church, Independence Square Market, Santo Domingo, El Panecillo - a hill that is a huge statue of the Virgin Mary, protector of the Republic of Ecuador.
Quito | Quito is the capital of Ecuador. It is situated at an altitude of 2850 m at the foot of the Pichincha volcano, the only capital in the world threatened by an active volcano. It is the capital of the world closer to the equator (0 ° 14 'latitude)
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