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20 for 20: Quito

Ecuador’s capital was founded on the ruins of an Inca city located in the Andes, at 2818 metres altitude. The 16th-century buildings have lavish interiors in a style known as the “Baroque school of Quito”, a combination of Spanish, Italian, Moorish, Flemish and indigenous art. Quito is considered the best-preserved, least-altered historic centre in South America.