Formally known as Saint Francis of Quito, this remarkable city stands as the capital of Ecuador 2.850 meters above sea level. It’s located on the east of Pichicha’s volcano. Quito also stands as the headquarters of the Union of South America Nations.
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The city can be divided into 3 main areas: southern, central, and northern Quito. The south is mainly an industrial zone and a working-class residential area. The north is a more developed zone with signs of modernity and tall buildings, a residential zone for the upper and middle-class society of Quito. The center of Quito carries a lot of history and art expression, with its colonial houses and numerous churches.
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Quito has a pleasant climate. It only has a dry and wet season throughout the year. Temperatures oscillate between 15°C and 21°C, with an annual average of 15.6 °C.
Quito was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978, for its preserved historical authenticity. The center of the city has many buildings hosting and representing great pieces of art on sculpture, and painting, and architecture. Among those, you can find:
- Carondelet Palace.
- Basílica del Voto Nacional.
- Cathedral of Quito.
- Church of La Compañía de Jesús.
- Church of San Francisco.
- Church of El Sagrario.
- Church of Santo Domingo.
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