Old Town and El Panecillo Hill in Quito, Ecuador
© Karol Kozlowski/plainpictur
¿Qué pasa, Quito?. Old Town Quito
If Ecuador's capital city Quito wasn't high up enough for you at 2,850 metres above sea level, you can elevate your experience even further with a journey up El Panecillo. Translated to English, 'El Panecillo' means 'The Dinner Roll.' Rising 183 metres above the old city centre in the foreground, this rotund volcanic hill offers perhaps the best possible panoramic views of Quito. Though our viewpoint here, looking south through Quito's vast valley, makes for a nice twilight shot, too.