Quito city pictures
Quito is an oasis of lights against the absolute
blackness of the forested mountains and volcanoes that surround it.
By day the city is equally as impressive. Quito's classic
architecture and modern structures work with the timber and
vegetation that ring them to produce South America's most beautiful
Quito is divided into three areas: the center
houses the colonial old city, South is mainly residential, a
working-class housing area. North is modern Quito, with high-rise
buildings, shopping centers, the financial center and major business
centers. North of Quito is Mariscal Sucre airport, through which
most visitors to Ecuador arrive and depart. Centrally located, it is
also an excellent jumping-off point for a number of interesting
trips, including river-rafting, cloudforest exploration, birding,
mountain biking, hotsprings and more.