Quito: Nestled in the Andes

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High atop El Panecillo, Quito’s distinctive blue and red flag waves above a city that has claimed this part of the Andes Mountains as its own. It’s hard to get a sense of what Quito looks like when you’re traversing its many streets and boulevards, but once you ascend this hill that rises from the city’s downtown, travelers are treated to some terrific views.

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The Virgin of Quito watches over the city from here.

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Bonus Photo!

I snapped this picture of the Virgin of Quito from the city streets below.

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