Know Quito

It's been a long time since Quito, was named a World Heritage city by Unesco. There is no shortage of reasons: it is one of the best preserved colonial cities in America, with cobbled squares and cathedrals decorated with great majesty. The capital of Ecuador is impressive no matter where you look at it. Its central plaza is 2,850 m (9,350 ft) above sea level, and is the second highest capital nationwide and a place where tourists they run out of breath without the need to play sports.

For this reason, if you are going to visit the area, it is best to slow down your pace and do not accelerate too much so as not to suffer any unpleasant scare. The part historical from the city, the old town, is the area where most of the attractions are located. It is a relatively poor and scruffy neighborhood but with great charm. Wandering you will find a nice mix of colors with the Ecuadorian natives and their multicolored ponchos, which create a nice visual effect in front of the beautiful buildings colonial White color.

Beyond the neo-Gothic tower of the Basilica of the National Vow there is the Mariscal district with its backpackers hostels and bars and restaurants. The modern and orderly New City begins to distribute towards the north. Its most fascinating show is the valley Guapolo It is flanked by high-rise hotels and wonderful villas among which is that of the renowned painter, Oswaldo Guayasamín.

To know well the towns indigenous, it is worth visiting the weekly market of the town of Saquisilí, located in Panamericana, near the colonial city of Latacunga. Saquisilí is also the starting point to visit the so-called loop of Quilotoa, a route that passes through a series of high altitude indigenous towns and where the Quilotoa volcano is also located.

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