Old Town and El Panecillo Hill in Quito, Ecuador
© Karol Kozlowski/plainpictur
¿Qué pasa, Quito?. Old Town Quito
If Ecuador's capital city, Quito, isn't high enough for you at 9,350 feet above sea level, you can elevate your experience even further with a journey up El Panecillo. Translated from Spanish, 'El Panecillo' means 'The Dinner Roll.' Rising 650 feet above the old city center, seen in the foreground, this rotund volcanic hill offers perhaps the best possible panorama of Quito. Though our viewpoint here, looking south through Quito's vast valley, makes for a nice twilight shot, too.