2019-06-11 The Swisse Hotel, Quito, Ecuador

This morning we decided to take another tour around Quito, this time with the convenient Hop On Hop Off Buses which have a bus stop at our hotel
Lots of taxis in downtown Quito
Today the weather is a little cooler and overcast, nevertheless the buses are a good way to get around the city to see the sights
Quito has many very modern buildings in the city centre
We rug up with our waterproof jackets to keep warm and dry!!
Street stalls selling good local food is common in Quito
Basilic del Voto Nacional is the most significant representation of neo-Gothic architecture in the Americas
One of the steepest streets in the centre of Quito
Looking towards El Panecillo with a large statue of the Virgin Mary which adorns the summit
A nice lady selling some nice scarves
San Francisco de Quito dates back to the 1570s and took nearly 150 years for its construction
The large square by the San Francisco Church is popular meeting place not only for the people but also for the local pigeons
A local market is set up most days in the large San Francisco Square
Local women sell bags of home grown fruit and vegetables in the streets of Quito
The Jesuit church, La Compania de Jesus is the most impressive church in the country’s capital dating back to 1605 when the 160 year construction began
Independence Square or Plaza Grande as it is locally known, is the largest and main public square of the city
It is flanked by the Metropolitan Cathedral and numerous palaces
Back to the hotel after doing a circuit on the Hop On Hop Off Buses
A good view from our hotel window
Checking TripAdvisor we chose to go to ZaZu for dinner tonight
We had a wonderful dinner at this delightful restaurant

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