Quito, the capital of Ecuador, was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city and stands at an altitude of 2,850 m. Despite the 1917 earthquake, the city has the best-preserved, least altered historic centre 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.
From our members:
Otter visited from 12/27/2015 to 12/28/2015.
emma914 visited from 8/28/2015 to 9/2/2015.
keita visited from 7/13/2012 to 7/15/2012.
cyntravels visited from 6/16/2012 to 6/30/2012.
Our home base, traveled to Amazonia, Banos, Otovalo, Galapagos, and more
JamesKunz visited from 8/24/2011 to 8/24/2011.
jkunz visited from 8/6/2010 to 8/6/2010.
DavidxBotts visited from 3/26/2010 to 3/27/2010.
bluefooted visited from 7/23/2007 to 7/28/2007.
sethro99 visited from 6/24/2007 to 6/26/2007.
Our first anniversary
smittytabb visited from 6/8/2007 to 6/8/2007.