History, charm & beauty enhance

this legendary hacienda

The varied and influential inhabitants of San Agustín de Callo have contributed to the unique blend of architecture which creates the individual character of the house. In the main courtyard it is possible to see three distinct styles, Inca (Imperial style 15th century, construction style which the Incas used for their temples and palaces), Spanish Colonial (18th century) and Republican (19th century).

main courtyard

main courtyard

15th century:

This Inca Palace or temple was built by Tupac-Yupanqui (Inca Emperor) or Huayna-Capac.

1536:

The Hacienda has been written about by the famous chronicler Cieza de Leon.

San Agustín de Callo constitutes the only lived in museum of Inca Imperial and Spanish Colonial style.

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By far the most impressive sights are the perfectly carved volcanic stone walls of two of the Inca rooms which have survived the centuries and now serve as chapel and dining room. Surrounded by the smoke/blackened Inca walls of the dining room, one can marvel at the infinite precision of the stonemasonry, a monument to the unrivalled craftsmanship of the Incas, and admire the stunning view of Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world.

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