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Nestled amidst colossal Andean peaks at (2.800 m/9.184ft) , Quito’s Historic Old Town spans an area of over 800 acres, making it the largest heritage center in the Americas. This world-recognized urban showcase of history and culture is home to invaluable colonial churches, chapels, monasteries and convents, squares, museums, republican estates and a fascinating arquitecture of the early 20th century.
On September 1978, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) described the city of Quito as “a harmonic connection between human actions and nature that together create an exceptional and transcendental piece of art in its category”, declaring it the First World Cultural Heritage Site.