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The statue of the Virgin Mary sits atop the El Panecillo hill overlooking the Old Town or Centro Historico of Quito, Ecuador. The historic center of Quito was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1978 because it is one of the largest, least-altered and best preserved historic centers in the Americas.  In the foreground is the Metropolitan Cathedral of Quito known simply as la Catedral.   It was elevated to the Cathedral of Ecuador in 1995, making it the seniormost Catholic church in the country.