Quito: World’s First UNESCO Heritage Site In Pictures

 
on April 16 2012 8:20 AM
  • Quito: World’s First UNESCO Heritage Site In Pictures
    An aerial view shows Quito's Basilica church. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja
  • Quito: World’s First UNESCO Heritage Site In Pictures
    A view shows La Ronda street in downtown Quito April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja
  • Quito: World’s First UNESCO Heritage Site In Pictures
    A handicraft store is pictured at La Ronda street in downtown Quito April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja
  • Quito: World’s First UNESCO Heritage Site In Pictures
    A view shows Restaurant Vista Hermosa in downtown Quito April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja
  • Quito: World’s First UNESCO Heritage Site In Pictures
    A view shows the historic center in downtown Quito April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja
  • Quito: World’s First UNESCO Heritage Site In Pictures
    A view shows La Ronda street in downtown Quito April 12, 2012. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja
  • Quito: World’s First UNESCO Heritage Site In Pictures
    A view of Quito at night REUTERS/Guillermo Granja
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    An aerial view shows Quito's virgin of the Panecillo hill. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja
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Quito or San Francisco de Quito, the capital city of Ecuador in South America, was the world's first city to be declared UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage Site along with Poland's Krakow in 1978.

Peppered with parks and crafts markets, Quito's status as a UNESCO world heritage site and its sweeping Andean panoramas has made this highland city an up-and-coming tourist destination, according to a Reuters report.

The main attractions of Quito, which caters for all tastes, are its colonial center, magnificent churches, cobblestone streets and quaint squares.

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