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Ecuador's capitol sits at a dizzying elevation of 2,850 meters. It was built on ancient Incan city and has a well-preserved colonial center or what's called old town. The city had a very surreal feel to it, possibly due to it's high elevation.

Quito sunset with a view of the cathedral and panecillo.


I went up one of the hills into a shady neighborhood, took this photo and quickly got out before it got dark.



The Metropolitan Cathedral of Quito, known simply as la Catedral, is the Catholic cathedral in Quito, Ecuador. Located on the southwestern side of the Plaza de la Independencia, it served as a seat of the Diocese of Quito from 1545 until 1848 when it was elevated to Archdiocese.

Quito is the capital of Ecuador, at an elevation of 2,850 metres above sea level, it is the second highest official capital city in the world, after La Paz, and the one which is closest to the equator.

View of the El Panecillo hill.

On the roof of Quito Cathedral 38DCFDE1-F586-4F4C-B7CC-99A2E0723D7A

There had been a thunder storm which I watched from the hotel. When it finished I set out to the Square to take some night shots. I took this photo to try and capture the lights on the hill and the reflection of the lamplights on the paving.

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 the largest neo-Gothic basilica in the Americas.


Walking in the traditional neighborhood of San Marcos. Caminando en el tradicional barrio de San Marcos



The Virgin of El Panecillo, also known as the Virgin of Quito from the sculpture of the same name, is a monument in Quito, Ecuador. It is located on the top of the hill of El Panecillo, a loaf-shaped hill in the heart of the city and serves as a backdrop to the historic center of Quito.

World Heritage Site / Patrimonio Cultural Mundial

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