Welcome to Quito and the Middle of the World. In 1978 the city was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO. Its colonial town is one of America’s best-preserved historic city centers. Quito, Ecuador’s capital, is well known for lying directly on the equator and for its rich history. Relax after your journey in one of the finest and cozy boutique hotels of downtown. Discover the most charming corners of the capital city with a Local Specialist. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets and beautiful squares of Quito’s colonial center, leading to highlights such as the neo-Gothic Basilica del Voto Nacional and the San Francisco Plaza, as well as hidden corners of this gorgeous city. Enjoy an orientation drive to see the colonial downtown featuring the main square or Plaza Grande, marvel at the exuberant ornamentation of the magnificent church of the Society of Jesus of Quito, La Compania, a gem of the Ibero-American baroque, and a masterpiece made by hand by using lavish materials such as 23 carat gold leaf for the superb altarpieces and marvelous sculptures and other gilded features of the church. Get a birds-eye view from Panecillo hill or from above the clouds by taking a cable car up the Pichincha volcano. Visit the Equatorial Line Monument and stand in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at the same time, a great day to spend in this magical city.
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