We had been told that the best place from which to see Volcano Cotapaxi is the living room at Hacienda San Agustin de Callo. We did go up to 14,000 feet on the volcano, which was a spectacular sight, but indeed the view from the hacienda was gorgeous. And the welcome was too. What a pleasure, from the greeting as we arrived, to the ambiance of our room, to the wonderful dinner, to the lovely volcano views. Wonderful old Inca walls, including in the dining room and the family chapel. Llamas grazing outside the garden. A wonderful hacienda experience
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since the 15th century San Agustin de Callo has served as an Inca fortress and palace and Augustinian monastery and was also temporary home of the French Geodesic Mission (1742) whose scientific work helped change the shape of the planet. Other famous visitors include the brilliant German scientist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt and English mountain climber Edward Whymper. In 1912 the Hacienda was purchased by General Leonidas Plaza Gutierrez, leader of the liberal Revolution and two-time President of Ecuador.With only eleven rooms, it is one of the most romantic spots for honeymoons and other special occasions. San Agustin de Callo constitutes the only lived in museum of Inca Imperial and Spanish Colonial style. 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.The peaceful atmosphere and magical landscape combine to make San Agustin a sanctuary of inspiration for artists and lovers of nature and a restful haven for weary travelers ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hacienda San Agustin De Callo Hotel Lasso
- Hacienda San Agustin De Callo Ecuador/Lasso, Cotopaxi