Video: The Grandeur of Old Town Quito

Sep 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Ecuador’s capital, Quito, was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century and was one of the first cities named a UNESCO Heritage site. “The city has the best-preserved, least altered historic centre in Latin America…. The ‘Baroque school of Quito’…is a fusion of Spanish, Italian, Moorish, Flemish and indigenous art,” according to UNESCO.

In the video: Cotopaxi volcano from the air (0:05), Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande) (0:16), Plaza and Iglesia de San Francisco (1:19), Views from Cerro El Panecillo (2:48), Iglesia de La Compañía de Jesús (3:24), Basilica (3:50), Calle La Ronda (5:43), La Catedral Metropolitana and Plaza Grande at night (5:55).

If you have the internet speed to support it, watch the video at high resolution.

Thanks to: Amazing Places on our Planet


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