Monday, 13 August 2012

2 EC - City of Quito (1978)

Brief Description

"Quito, the capital of Ecuador, was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city and stands at an altitude of 2,850 m. Despite the 1917 earthquake, the city has the best-preserved, least altered historic centre in Latin America. The monasteries of San Francisco and Santo Domingo, and the Church and Jesuit College of La Compañía, with their rich interiors, are pure examples of the 'Baroque school of Quito', which is a fusion of Spanish, Italian, Moorish, Flemish and indigenous art."


"厄瓜多尔的首都基多城海拔2850米,是在16世纪一个印加城市的废墟上建立起来的。尽管历经了1917年的地震,基多仍然是拉丁 美洲保存最好、变化最小的历史中心。圣弗朗西斯修道院和圣多明各修道院,拉孔帕尼亚的教堂和耶酥会学院,连同这些建筑华丽的内部装饰都成为了“基多巴洛克 风格”的纯正典范,完美地融合了西班牙、意大利、摩尔人式、佛兰德和当地艺术。"

Source UNESCO WH website
Courtesy of Claus from Germany

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