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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?

by Anonymousreply 1807/04/2013

I've been there. Wasn't impressed. Would prefer places in Peru, Colombia, Chile, or Uruguay over Quito.

by Anonymousreply 107/02/2013

Wherever Pablo is, is the most beautiful city in South America.

by Anonymousreply 207/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 307/04/2013

My dumbass boss in NYC called it "Quit - oh."

by Anonymousreply 407/04/2013

It looks like it is surrounded by one of those giant squalid shanytowns

by Anonymousreply 507/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 607/04/2013

And the men are apparently very well hung. I am booking my vacation there now.

by Anonymousreply 707/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 807/04/2013

More beautiful than the Pelourinho (Salvador)?

by Anonymousreply 907/04/2013

More beautiful than Brasilia?

by Anonymousreply 1007/04/2013

More beautiful than Belo Horizonte?

by Anonymousreply 1107/04/2013

It's not even the most beautiful city in Ecuador. That honor goes to Cuenca.

by Anonymousreply 1207/04/2013

Than Cartagena?

I'm not understanding the criteria.

by Anonymousreply 1307/04/2013

Agreed, R12.

by Anonymousreply 1407/04/2013

Excuse me, but what is being sold here?

by Anonymousreply 1507/04/2013

Ecuador could be become the new home of Edward Snowden and Quito could come under drone strikes.

by Anonymousreply 1607/04/2013

Guinea pigs, r15

by Anonymousreply 1707/04/2013

The best thing about Quito is that a visit there will make you appreciate everything back home, more than ever.

by Anonymousreply 1807/04/2013
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