Quito, Ecuador Named 2011 Culture Capital of the Americas

The capital of Ecuador has been named the 2011 American Capital of Culture and has scheduled a full slate of concerts, festivals, fairs and events through December.

Quito is a 320-acre historic center full of 130 monuments and 5,000 heritage properties. Founded in the 16th century and built on the ruins of an ancient Inca city, Quito sits at over 9,000 feet surrounded by towering Andean volcanoes.

Quito - Named Cultural Capital of the Americas

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