Quito, Ecuador

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Although second to Guayaquil in population and economic clout, QUITO is the political and cultural hub of a highly centralized country, where power is wielded by an elite class of politicians, bankers and company directors, often from old, moneyed families. Far more conspicuous than these sharp-suited executives, though, are the city's eye-catching indígenas, who make up a large part of its population. Whereas most other Latin American capitals have been stamped with the faceless imprint of imported US culture, Quito is still a place where Quichua-speaking women queue for buses in traditional …
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Top Hotels in Quito, Ecuador

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Hilton Colon Quito

This hotel, belonging to one of the most prestigious hotel chains in the world, is close to various bureau de change, banks, restaurants and clubs. It is ...

Top Things to Do in Quito, Ecuador

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Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana

This large and modern building is located in the north-central part of the city. It gathers together the best of Ecuadorian art. Each room or space reflects a different theme, such as ...

Top Restaurants in Quito, Ecuador

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La Boca del Lobo

Calle Calama is one of the busiest streets in the city, for it is a place with a large variety of cyber cafes, bars and restaurants. One of these ...