The capital of Ecuador, was founded on the ruins of the Inca city. The city has a rich history, stretching in pre-Columbian era, but now there is all that is required modern traveler. The historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the best preserved in Latin America. Quito Attractions include such pearls of the Baroque as the monasteries of San Francisco and Santo Domingo, as well as the church and the college of La Company. This great city is spread in a vast valley of the Andes, surrounded by volcanic peaks.