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What is the capital of Ecuador?

Galapagos FAQ, Quito - EcuadorQuito, the Metropolitan District is the capital of the Republic of Ecuador, the modern structure mixes with the crossbreeding and colonial heritage where both national residents and foreign visitors always find a place to work, enjoy and remember.
Located in the Andes mountain range 2.800 meters above sea level, Quito occupies a plateau of 12.000 square kilometers. Its environmental temperature oscillates between 50 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit (10 to 25 centigrade degrees).

The climatic contrasts that are presented during the course of a day, allows one to enjoy the four seasons of the year around the clock - as if having eternal spring.

Also, the city is surrounded by the  Cotopaxi volcano and Pichincha, Antizana, Cayambe volcanoes that make up the majestic Andean contour.

Because of this physical beauty, its traditions, mystic corners and valuable legends, it is considered ¨Reliquary of the American Art¨.

For  these main characteristics,  in November of 1978, Quito was declared by UNESCO as the "Cultural    Heritage of   Humanity ".

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