Quito, Ecuador: The Most Beautiful City In South America?
Often called the "most beautiful big city in South America" for its location in the palm of a valley cupped between towering Andean peaks, Quito has so many parks and plazas, it's hard to pick a favorite.
Who's been there?
I've been there. Wasn't impressed. Would prefer places in Peru, Colombia, Chile, or Uruguay over Quito.
Wherever Pablo is, is the most beautiful city in South America.
Over Rio de Janeiro? Well, that's a stretch. I do see Ecuador Tourism has been making a concerted effort lately.
But other cities also claim to be "the most beautiful." One that has been calling itself that for decades is Medellin.
It looks like it is surrounded by one of those giant squalid shanytowns
I don't like the way the third world uses color combinations. I don't want to see purple, pink, aquamarine and yellow together. It's chaotic. Chaotic countries have jarring color combos. And I don't trust any country where women wear those bowler/fedora hats.
And the men are apparently very well hung. I am booking my vacation there now.
I've been to quite a few cities in South America, and Quito is far from the most beautiful. It's setting is lovely, but the city itself is not. I like it though for its colonial architecture.