QUITO is a UNESCO world heritage site, for its historical centre.
Capital of Ecuador, the town is situated at 2,850 m, at the foot of volcano Pichincha. It is the only capital in the world threatened by an active volcano.
The historical centre of Quito is one of the most representative examples of Spanish colonial art in America. After the fall of the Inca empire the old town, completely destroyed in the process, it was rebuilt in 1534 by the conquistadores.
Looking at it from the cablecar, which glides 4,100 m above and through the clouds, Quito seems an endless city.