1000 Wonders of the World!
Menu
Quito
CC BY-SA 2.0 | Author: putneymark  | Full Size Picture

Quito

VisitedFavoriteWanted
Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Ecuador
Best of: City
Description:
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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Quito", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.