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The twin domes of la Compania or La Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus stand in front of the bell tower of la Catedral. To the right is the dome of Iglesia El Sagrario. The Old Town 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.  The snowcapped Chimborazo Volcano can be seen in the background. Chimborazo is Ecuador's highest active volcano.