Photo Essay: The Astounding Architecture of Old Town Quito

Ecuador’s capital city of Quito is a large and sprawling center. Housing more than 2.5 million residents the city is understandably a mix of sleek/urban, industrial, and everything in between. But one section of the city is particularly noteworthy – the Historic District. More commonly referred to as Old Town this sector is crammed full of restored colonial buildings built as early as the 16th century.

Take a look at what this well-preserved center of Spanish colonialism looks like today.

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2 thoughts on “Photo Essay: The Astounding Architecture of Old Town Quito”

  1. Yes it is very nice to have such historical wonders in your backyard so to speak. Quito is very pedestrian
    oriented especially the historical district. Take a troley (bus), city bus or taxi to wherever you want to go.
    Just guard your wallet or purse.

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