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This morning visit downtown Quito to relish in this urban jewel and its treasures of art and architecture. Quito's colonial quarter is the largest and best preserved of South America. The stroll starts at the Independence Plaza, flanked by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Building and the Archbishop's Palace. Visit the temple of La Compañía de Jesús and its wonderful gilded interior. Continue on to the Monastery of San Francisco, one the of great religious buildings of the New World; its impressive façade and atrium lead to a Baroque interior influenced by Moorish style, with the winged Virgin of Quito at its main altar.
Then continue to the Equatorial Monument, 25km north of Quito, which marks the exact middle of the world, latitude 0˚, where you can stand with a foot on each hemisphere. The tour finishes with a visit to the Ethnographic Museum inside the monument, which shows the different native American groups living in Ecuador.
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