Destination guide: Quito


About Quito

Quito is Ecuador's capital and is situated 2800 meters (9186 feet) above sea level in the Andes mountain range. This beautiful city was founded by Spanish conquistadors in 1534.

With just a walk through Quito, visitors will marvel at the contrasting architecture that combines contemporary style with vestiges of the city's colonial past. Don't be surprised by the warm hospitality of the people, their traditions and the fascinating geography of the surrounding area.

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