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.