This cultural center is built on the site of a former Jesuit watermill known as Molinos de Monserrat and houses a small ethnography and art museum. The stone steps above the river are a nice retreat from Latacunga’s…
Take a break in this archaeological and religious museum housed in a surviving colonial-era mansion. It has good background on the Mamá Negra festivals.
On a clear day, this lookout east of town offers views of several distant volcanic peaks. Follow Maldonado up the stairs, go left on Oriente and follow it up to the statue of the Virgin.
Most action tends to center on this main plaza. At the southeast corner of the plaza stands the republican-era town hall, topped by a pair of stone condors. On the south side stands the colonial-style cathedral; on …
Latacunga’s huge and completely untouristy markets are quite utilitarian, but that’s what makes them interesting. The three sweeping market plazas around the intersection of Echeverría and Amazonas are busy every da…
Church of Mercy.
Former Jesuit watermill.
On the south side of Parque Vicente León stands the colonial-style cathedral; on an exterior wall to the left of the main entrance is an interesting descriptive mural of Cotopaxi erupting over the city.
At the southeast corner of Parque Vicente León stands the republican-era town hall, topped by a pair of stone condors.