Nuns walking across the central square in Quito
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Quito's colonial past gets a makeover

30 May 2013 Last updated at 13:15 BST

Quito, Ecuador's capital city, has undergone a $250m (£163m) makeover in a bid to attract more tourists who usually just stay a night on their way to the Galapagos Islands.

Named a Unesco World Heritage city in 1978 for its Spanish colonial architecture, Quito's churches and monuments are being lovingly restored, as BBC Fast Track's Rajan Datar discovered on a visit to the capital.

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