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Quito (Ecuador)

Quito (Ecuador) Island, Galápagos

Ecuador's beautiful capital

What you need to know about Quito (Ecuador) Island, Galápagos

Quito, Ecuador's capital, sits high in the Andean foothills at an altitude of 2,850m. Constructed on the foundations of an ancient Incan city, it’s known for its well-preserved colonial center, rich with 16th- and 17th-century churches and other structures blending European, Moorish and indigenous styles. These include the cathedral, in the Plaza Grande square, and ultra-ornate Compañia de Jesús Jesuit church.

Interesting facts about Quito (Ecuador) Island

  • One of the most beautiful old towns in all of South America
  • Elevation: 2,850 m
  • Population: 2,671,191
  • Time Zone: GMT-5 (one hour earlier than Galápagos!)

Pictures of Quito (Ecuador) Island, Galápagos

Quito (Ecuador)
Quito: Quito with Susi - nemo i galapagos cruise - gal0087
Quito: Quito with Susi - nemo i galapagos cruise - gal0087

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