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The second-highest capital city in the world

As if poured onto the hills, Quito is splayed out over a seismically unstable piece of land and languishes in the shadow of the constantly active Pichincha volcano. Home to more than two million inhabitants, Quito is actually surrounded by eight volcanoes and sits on the equator, maintaining a sunny yet cool climate all year round, at 2,850 meters (9,000 feet) above sea level. Benefiting from recent construction and efforts to revive tourism in the floundering ciudad vieja, Quito now hosts one of the best-preserved colonial centers of any Latin American city. You can find an ornate church or site of interest on practically every street corner and dine out on the local delicacy of cuy (guinea pig). Quito was home to the late Ecuadorian painter and national treasure Oswaldo Guayasamín; do not leave town before seeing his riveting depictions of indigenous suffering and man's inhumanity to man.

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  • In your directory you have listed many language schools in Quito. We operate one of the biggest and most popular language schools in Ecuador which isn't listed. I have linked it. It would be awesome if you could add it, too. Thanks y lot!
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  • Etuve en esta cafetería, me encanto
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  • I feel also proud to be live in Latin because this is the second-highest capital city in the world.
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  • Recomiendo este alojamiento en quito, tiene buen servicio, tv cable, wi fi, servivio de lavadora y secadora,cocina y refrigerador, muy barato, vacations rentals suite QUITO-ECUADOR el señor se llama luis yoplack, su email es,
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