conservation image Organization of World Heritage Cities World Symposia (2003-2013)
A project of the Getty Conservation Institute

A view of the Plaza de la Independencia, Quito's main square. Around the square are some of the most symbolic buildings within the historic center: the Government Palace, the cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, and City Hall. At the center of the plaza is a column erected to commemorate Ecuador's independence movement, the first such movement in Latin America. Photo: Jeff Cody