Quito is located in northern Ecuador, in the Guayllabamba river basin on the eastern slopes of the Pichincha, which is an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains. It is also located 22 miles south of the Equator. Quito is the second most populous city in Ecuador; Guayaquil is the first.
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Attractions include Museo del Banco Central, which showcases Ecuadorian art, history, and culture. It also has a collection of pre-colonial and pre-Incaic potteries, sculptures, gold, lithics, and a mummified body. ''' Parque Metropolitano''' is a 1,376-acre park, which is the largest urban park in South America. This park is perfect for mountain biking, walking, picnicking, or running.
You should also visit Old Town or "Centro Histórico," which is a historical center that has Independence Plaza, manierist and baroque churches, including the Cathedral, the convent and church of St. Francis, which is the largest building of the Colonial era built by the Spaniards in South America.