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Facultad de Artes y Humanidades Subject: Ingles-Modulo IIITUTORIAL 1:Group # 3: PLAN A TRIPTeacher: Fernndez Berducci Roxana Alejandra Elaborado por:Ingrid Matas SanchezNury Moreira PincayDavid Sabagay MenaChristian Minuche SantanaNelson Guillen GavilanesJean Carlos FloresGuayaquil, 6th November 2014
QUITOQuito is located in the northern highlands of Ecuador in the Guayllabamba river basin. The city has been built on a long plateau lying on the east flanks of the Pichincha volcano. The valley of Guayllabamba River where Quito lies is flanked by volcanoes, some of them snow-capped, that can be visible from the city on a clear day. Quito is the closest capital city to the equator.
Quito a place to travelExist several platforms along the valley of Guayllabamba, connected among if by invisible lines that creates an authentic astronomical observatory and also they have a great cultural astronomical complex at Cochasqui piramyds
The great extension of their equivalent colonial helmet to 188 apples of houses of the colonial period with averages from among 100 to 300 years of antiquity they do of Quito an incomparable city to discover it in their colonial architecture
Quito has a population of 2,671,191 according to the last census (2014), Quito is the second most populous city in Ecuador, after Guayaquil. It is also the capital of the Pichincha province and the seat of the Metropolitan District of Quito. Population The indigenous population is the one that has the greatest cultural diversity in Quito.
ClimateCultureQuito, along with Krakw, were the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in 1978. Quito has a subtropical highland climate.
Quito is the second largest city in contribution to national GDP after Guayaquil, and the second highest in per capita income after Cuenca.FoodEcuadorian food is well known for its diversity in ingredients and the really good taste.The typical food restaurants in Quito have in their menu dishes such as seafood from the Coast, potatoes and mote from the Sierra, fish from Galapagos and guanta from the Amazonas. So anyway what you find is a great variety and different tastes.
The best choice to get the authentic typical food is to go to the valleys around Quito, and go to one of the many restaurants that you can find around. You can get really tasty dishes at really low prices; this is the case of Vicente's at Middle of the World.You can get it from $ 1.00 up to $ 5.00. Prices will depend because of the place and the quality. Also there are really expensive restaurants of Ecuadorian cuisine, which are La Choza, La Ronda, or La Casa de a lado.
Transportation Quito is a long narrow city, 8km long by 5km wide, which is why it is easy to identify the central zone (the historic district), the South (where most of the city's inhabitants live, and the North (where the majority of tourist services are found)The main transport services in the city are:
Trolebs (Trolley bus Green line)Ecova (Articulated Bus Red Line)Metrobs (Articulated Bus Blue, Brown and Light Blue lines).
Quito Cultural AttractionsThe old cultures of Quito discovered the astronomic and metaphysical value of the middle of the earth 800 or 900 years before the arrival of the French geodesic mission in the 18th century.
Historical CenterQuito is teeming with incredible monuments, churches, plazas and natural wonders to visit. With restaurants, bars, parks and entertainment too, Quito has a seemingly endless number of amazing things to do, enjoy, see and learn about. Evening strolls in the city take you past colonial masterpieces, historical sites, cultural hotspots and pictures Andean sunsets
Middle of the worldDid you know that Quito is at the middle of the world? Yes, its latitude is 0-0-0 , which makes this city, and the country itself, unique. During the XVIII century, a geodesic mission from France worked for eight years to determine where the equatorial line crossed, and in 1836 built a monument at that very site.City of the Middle of the World, was built in the Parish of San Antonio, and is located in the Ethnographic Museum of Quito.