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San Francisco de Quito, as this harmonious city is officially called, is the capital of Ecuador and sits high in the Andes straddling the equator. A #Quito #vacation means balance. Its World Heritage protected Old Town is contrasted by its progressive New Town.
The New Town, or La Mariscal, is centered on the bustling Plaza del Quinde and has markets, trendy cafés and nightlife. #Visit the Plaza de la Independencia, the Civic heart of Old Town, overlooked by the Municipal Palace, Archbishop’s Palace and Presidential Palace.
The Pichincha Volcano was once the setting of a historic battle that resulted in Quito’s liberation from Spain. But it’s the Cotopaxi Volcano, that is the Quito’s most famous landmark. While in the area, you can’t miss the Mitad del Mundo Monument and the Intiñan Solar Museum where you walk the line of the equator and be in two hemispheres at the same time.
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1:13 - Pichincha Volcano
1:37 - Metropolitan Cathedral
2:02 - Basilica de la Merced
2:22 - Plaza de la Independencia
2:46 - Archbishop’s Palace
3:07 - Itchimbia Park
3:28 - Basilica of the National Vow
4:25 - Church of the Society of Jesus
4:45 - Calle La Ronda
4:58 - La Mariscal
5:10 - Craft Market
5:22 - Guapulo
5:34 - The Valley of Lulumbamba
6:01 - Intinan Solar Museum
6:31 - Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve
7:01 - Maquipucuna Cloud Forest Reserve
7:16 - Cotopaxi National Park