Day 26: Quito, the highest capital in the world

Quito, Ecuador
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Overview of the orchid’s beautiful greenhouse, inspired by the European greenhouses from early 20th century #Ecuador #Quito #Greenhouse #RTW #JulesVernex2

Overview of the orchid’s beautiful greenhouse, inspired by the European greenhouses from early 20th century #Ecuador #Quito #Greenhouse #RTW #JulesVernex2

The inside of Basilica del Voto Nacional #Ecuador #Quito #BasilicadelVotoNacional #RTW #JulesVernex2 More on our stay in Ecuador on our travel blog julesvernex2.wordpress.com

The inside of Basilica del Voto Nacional #Ecuador #Quito #BasilicadelVotoNacional #RTW #JulesVernex2 More on our stay in Ecuador on our travel blog julesvernex2.wordpress.com

Facade of La Basilica del Voto Nacional, a neogothic 19th century church, that remains unfinished. The local legend says that the end of the world will come upon its completion (nice excuse ;) #Ecuador #Quito #ElPanecillo #RTW #JulesVernex2 More on our stay in Ecuador on our travel blog julesvernex2.wordpress.com

Facade of La Basilica del Voto Nacional, a neogothic 19th century church, that remains unfinished. The local legend says that the end of the world will come upon its completion (nice excuse ;) #Ecuador #Quito #ElPanecillo #RTW #JulesVernex2 More on our stay in Ecuador on our travel blog julesvernex2.wordpress.com

The Virgen de Quito statue generated a lot of controversy, as it was erected on sacred pagan grounds (plus, it is arguably ugly as sin!) #Ecuador #Quito #ElPanecillo #RTW #JulesVernex2 More on our stay in Ecuador on our travel blog julesvernex2.wordpress.com

The Virgen de Quito statue generated a lot of controversy, as it was erected on sacred pagan grounds (plus, it is arguably ugly as sin!) #Ecuador #Quito #ElPanecillo #RTW #JulesVernex2 More on our stay in Ecuador on our travel blog julesvernex2.wordpress.com

Stone monolith that, according to a more spiritual interpretation, is an energy source connected directly with the center of the planet (that, or just another nice stone work :) #Ecuador #Quito #ElPanecillo #RTW #JulesVernex2 More on our stay in Ecuador on our travel blog julesvernex2.wordpress.com

Stone monolith that, according to a more spiritual interpretation, is an energy source connected directly with the center of the planet (that, or just another nice stone work :) #Ecuador #Quito #ElPanecillo #RTW #JulesVernex2 More on our stay in Ecuador on our travel blog julesvernex2.wordpress.com

Enjoying the view from the top of Cerro El Panecillo #Ecuador #Quito #ElPanecillo #RTW #JulesVernex2 More on our stay in Ecuador on our travel blog julesvernex2.wordpress.com

Enjoying the view from the top of Cerro El Panecillo #Ecuador #Quito #ElPanecillo #RTW #JulesVernex2 More on our stay in Ecuador on our travel blog julesvernex2.wordpress.com

It’s not Valparaiso, but there’s some cool street art in Quito too! #Ecuador #Quito #StreetArt #RTW #JulesVernex2 More on our stay in Ecuador on our travel blog julesvernex2.wordpress.com

It’s not Valparaiso, but there’s some cool street art in Quito too! #Ecuador #Quito #StreetArt #RTW #JulesVernex2 More on our stay in Ecuador on our travel blog julesvernex2.wordpress.com

Statue of Eugenio Espejo, an Equatorian scientist, writer, lawyer and one of the main precursors of the separatist movement in Quito #Ecuador #Quito #EugenioEspejo #RTW #JulesVernex2 More on our stay in Ecuador on our travel blog julesvernex2.wordpress.com

Statue of Eugenio Espejo, an Equatorian scientist, writer, lawyer and one of the main precursors of the separatist movement in Quito #Ecuador #Quito #EugenioEspejo #RTW #JulesVernex2 More on our stay in Ecuador on our travel blog julesvernex2.wordpress.com

Boulevard 24 de Mayo was one of our favorite spots in Quito #Ecuador #Quito #RTW #JulesVernex2

Boulevard 24 de Mayo was one of our favorite spots in Quito #Ecuador #Quito #RTW #JulesVernex2


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