Quito, full of meanings that identify and define it, occupies
hillsides and valleys. It winds through narrow streets and
opens up in wide avenues. It zigzags around hills and gulches.
Because of this physical beauty, its
traditions, mystic corners and valuable
legends, it is considered ¨Reliquary of the American Art¨.
Because of these main characteristics, in November of 1978,
Quito was declared by UNESCO as the ¨Cultural
Heritage of Humanity¨.