Welcome to Zamora
Decades of colonization by miners and growth into a provincial hub have created a town of mostly unremarkable, concrete structures. Zamora has, however, experienced a bit of a revival, with renovations to bridges, a spruced-up bus station and a beautiful new malecón (waterfront) along the Río Zamora. And if you need to know what time it is, just look up: the big hill above the bus station has a massive clock. The minute hand is 11 meters and 34 centimeters long. This may very well be the largest timepiece in Ecuador and, according to some, the biggest in the world.