The beautiful flora from the Quito Botanical Garden in Ecuador.
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Top List of Things To Do in Quito, Ecuador During our first day back in Quito, Ecuador as part of our Galapagos Tour, we visited the Virgin del Panecillo atop one of the hills splitting Quito. This view towards the Old City shows how crowded the concrete buildings are in the Old Town. Ecuador travel […]
Basilica del Voto National is a church that dominates Old Quito’s skyline. Its neo-Gothic architecture gives it an almost eerie facade. Visitors can climb all the way to the top of these towers for a truly amazing view of the city below. At various moments of our ascend we assumed that we could not continue […]
Quito is the capital city of Ecuador and stands 2,800 m (9,186 ft) above sea level, making Quito the second-highest capital city in the world behind La Paz in Bolivia. Its official, less popular name is San Francisco de Quito. Quito is most often visited for it’s proximity to the celebrated middle of the world, […]
Top List of Things To Do in Quito, Ecuador Throughout much of Central and South America you will find the Spanish conquistador influence in architecture of major cities. In the capital city of Quito, Ecuador buildings in the Historic Center or El Centro are distinctively Spanish colonial by design. This particular building stood out with […]
Top List of Things To Do in Quito, Ecuador This building is the Hotel Plaza Grande located on Plaza de la Independencia of Quito’s Historic Center. According to UNESCO, Quito has the largest, best-preserved, and least-altered historic center (320 hectares) in Latin America, despite several earthquakes. It was the first city that was inscribed onto […]
The Basilica of the National Vow (Spanish: Basílica del Voto Nacional), is a Roman Catholic church located in the historic center of Quito, Ecuador. It is sometimes also called the Catedral Consagración de Jesús or the Basílica de San Juan. It is the largest neo-Gothic basilica in the Americas. During our visit to the Basilica […]