It’s easy to see why San Francisco del Quito is a World Heritage gem and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Commonly known as Quito, the city tends to be overshadowed by other dazzling South American destinations such as the Amazon River, Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls and the Galapagos Islands. But there are plenty of things to do in Quito. If you’re on your way to the Galapagos Islands, it’s worth spending some time in Quito. The city’s appeal is its well-preserved historic centre. There’s an exceptional collection of colonial churches, chapels, convents, monasteries and plazas.
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