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Location Quito, Ecuador   map
Date 1550 to 1900   timeline
Building Type city center
 Construction System bearing masonry
Climate temperate
Context high altitude
Style Baroque School of Quito
Notes A UNESCO World Heritage Site


Discussion City of Quito Commentary

"Founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city, at an altitude of 2,850 m, the capital of Ecuador has, despite the 1917 earthquake, the best preserved and least modified historic centre in Latin America. The monasteries of San Francisco and Santo Domingo, and the Church and the Jesuit College of La Compania with their rich interior decorations are pure examples of the "Baroque School of Quito" which is a fusion of Spanish, Italian, Moorish, Flemish and indigenous art. "


Sources on City of Quito

City of QuitoUNESCO web site

Minicipio del Distrito Metropolitano de QuitoCity of Quito web site

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about City of Quito


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