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Restored colonial buildings line the street in front of Plaza de San Francisco in Old Town Quito.  The Centro Historico was declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1978 because it is one of the largest, least-altered and best preserved historic centers in the Americas.  The twin domes of Iglesia La Compania stand in front of the bell tower of la Catedral and to its right is the dome of Iglesia El Sagrario.  The gothic Basilica del Voto Nacional is seen in the background along with the snowcapped Chimborazo Volcano.