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Casa De Las Culturas - Historical Building Cotacachi - Ecuador

Cotacachi's Casa de las Culturas (House of Culture) is set in a beautifully restored building where (in some places) the ceilings are impressively high and the walls are 1.3 meters (4.5 ft) wide. The Casa has many facets: it's an educational center (with classrooms and a library), has an arts area (there are frequent art exhibitions, as well as an original painting by Guayasamin, Ecuador's most famous contemporary artist), and the town's radio station is located here. There is also a lovely café, Cafeteria Toisan, and a very helpful tourist information center, where staff can give free tourist information and maps of Cotacachi. You can rent bikes here to go to Laguna Cuicocha ($8 a day gets you the bike, helmet, and a welcome drink on your return. Staff recommends renting a van to take you to the lake, then cycling the 1.5 hour journey back).


Corner of Bolivar and 9 de Octubre

Cotacachi, Ecuador

Historical Building

Relative price: Free

Contact Information:
Phone: 255-4122/0999-316-887

By Martha Crowley

I work as an Editor/Writer at Viva Travel Guides in Quito, Ecuador. I first came to Latin America five years ago to escape rainy...

24 Oct 2012

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