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Quito



Quito

Located high in the Andes, the capital city of Quito is sewn in by mountain’s peaks whose lush greenery is often blanketed by the gray afternoon mist. The city thoroughfares are lined with shops and modern apartments that head up the slopes and fade into calm neighborhoods. Warm and relaxed, traditional Ecuadorian Sierra culture – overflowing market stands, shamanistic healers, fourth-generation hatmakers – mix with a vibrant and sophisticated culinary and nightlife scene.


Quito was founded by the Spanish in 1534 on the ruins of an Inca city. The city reflects a harmonious ensemble where nature and man are brought together to create a unique and transcendental work. The colonizers knew how to adapt their artistic sensibility to the reality that surrounded them, building their architecture in a very complex topographical environment.

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Despite the 1917 earthquake, the city has the best-preserved, least altered historic center in Latin America. The monasteries of San Francisco and Santo Domingo, and the Church and Jesuit College of La Compañía, with their rich interiors, are pure examples of the 'Baroque school of Quito', which is a fusion of Spanish, Italian, Moorish, Flemish and indigenous art.


Quito is a fascinating city culturally, as well as historically, and offers endless market stalls and sites to see by day and spectacular cuisine and a lively nightlife when the sun goes down. A few days in the Ecuadorean capitol is a must on any Ecuador adventure.





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Quito Accommodations



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Casa Gangotena Hotel
Situated in a newly-restored historic mansion overlooking Plaza San Francisco, the three-story Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel in Quito harbors 31 rooms, a showcase of eye-catching style, a fine mix of classic architecture, contemporary interior design, antiques, fine furnishings, modern technology and quintessential comforts.

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La Casona de la Ronda
This boutique hotel located in Quito's picturesque Old Town was built as a colonial style home in 1783. It has been restored and features beautiful wood furniture, decor and a pleasant terrace for enjoying a coffee or drink.

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