Hacienda San Agustin de Callo

Cotopaxi, Ecuador

A unique historical hacienda with stunning views over the Cotopaxi.

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In 1921, the Hacienda San Agustin de Callo was acquired by General Leonidas Plaza Gutierrez, head of the liberal revolution. Plaza became president of Ecuador in 1901 and again in 1912, a position that was to be held by his son Galo Plaza in 1948. The Hacienda has remained in the family until this day and is currently owned by the granddaughter of General Mignon Plaza, whose father, the distinguished member of Congress is a legendary amateur bullfighter Jose Maria Plaza, who played a central role in any politics throughout his life. The location of the hacienda in the Avenue of the Volcanoes (term coined by Alexander von Humboldt) is nearby Indian villages and local markets, coupled with the historical significance of the house with its mixture of architectural styles and its archaeological value which have helped make San Agustin a unique place to visit. "The shape of Cotopaxi is the most beautiful and regular of all the colossal peaks in the high Andes. This is a perfect cone covered by a thick layer of snow that shines at sunset, it seems detached from the blue sky "said Alexander von Humboldt, 1820. Located an hour and a quarter of Quito, capital of Ecuador, stands the beautiful colonial Hacienda San Agustín de Callo. Built on the site of an Inca palace, one of the two most important archaeological Inca sites in Ecuador, and to the north of Cuzco during the construction of the Empire style, the farm offers an unrivaled insight into the rich history and colorful Ecuador. Since the 15th century San Agustin de Callo has served as Inca fortress, Augustinian convent and temporary home for the French geodesic mission that scientific results helped to determine the true shape of the planet. Famous visitors as Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa, who were appointed by the King of Spain to host the geodesic mission in 1736, the scientific enterprise organized and directed by Charles-Marie de la Condamine, Alexander von Humboldt German scientist and renowned naturalist and explorer as illustrated English mountaineer Edward Whymper. Cotopaxi was also immortalized by the famous painter Frederic Church (Hudson River School) in 1859.

Kitchen, Inca chapel, living room, mountain trekking, horse riding.

  • STANDARD ROOM
    425.00 $
  • SUITE
    486.00 $
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