Monday, January 26, 2015

ECUADOR- Hacienda Cusin

Hacienda Cusin is a restored 17th century estate at 8500 feet in the Ecuadorian Sierra region of the Andes. The prominent Luna family purchased it at auction from Philip III, King of Spain in 1602. The purchased estate comprised of about 100,000 acres held until the Land Reforms of 1945 and 1964.

The main house, other buildings and gardens are charming. The area is surrounded by mountains and amazing vistas. It is very close to the market town of Otavalo and Lago San Pedro, the biggest lake in Ecuador. There are dormant volcanoes in the area and other interesting sites to see. More about them in later posts!

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