Quito, Ecuador | Stock Image Gallery 1

Cityscape 1, Quito, Ecuador. May 2013

Flanked by snow-capped volcanic peaks and sprawled across the Guayllabamba River valley in the country’s northern highlands, few of the world’s capitals can claim as beautiful a setting as Quito, the Ecuadoran capital.

Its historical center, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, is described as one of the largest and best-preserved historical city centers in the Americas. There is no shortage of well-preserved and maintained colonial buildings, churches, monasteries and squares.

Situated at 2,800m (9,350 ft) above sea level, it’s also the second highest capital in the world, giving it a much cooler climate than another superlative, that of the capital city closest to the equator, would imply. With a population of 2.6 million, it is the second largest city in the country after the main port city of Guayaquil.

Please also check out these other galleries from the Ecuadoran capital:

[Quito, Ecuador – Cityscapes] [Quito, Ecuador – Street Scenes ] [2013 Presidential Inauguration Day Ceremonies and Festivities]
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  1. Kristen Bor says

    Beautiful photos! I went to Ecuador last January and really enjoyed Quito and the architecture. You captured it really well! Happy traveling!

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