These are the first five Magic town in Ecuador.


Zaruma The architecture is an emblematic seal of the real estate of Zaruma (El Oro), especially around its central square. Architecture that impresses

The Villa of the Golden Hill of San Antonio de Zaruma celebrated its 199 years of emancipation with the declaration of Magic Town of Ecuador, on November 26 of the previous year.

Zaruma is a special destination for its urban architecture, which is reflected in its more than 200 wooden and bareque houses (indigenous construction system that uses interwoven sticks or reeds and mud).

The urban center of this town, precisely around the central square, is the best place to see attractive and well-preserved homes built in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, which can also be seen in steep streets, showing beautiful balconies and windows decorated with plants that evoke the past, in the visitor's imagination.

To this attraction are added its religious beauties, the most important being the renewed church of the Virgen del Carmen, architectural ensemble with Arabic, Gothic, neo-Gothic, Baroque and Rococo styles that feeds the local identity and spirituality. Tourists also point to their petroglyphs, natural viewpoints, hills, rivers, waterfalls, vegetation and, above all, to enjoy its exquisite and varied cuisine, which includes the traditional tigrillo (dish with cooked green).

Zaruma is also famous for producing one of the best coffees internationally, and also has gold mines.

Patate (Tungurahua) The Valley of Eternal Spring

Patate is known as the Valley of Eternal Spring due to its pleasant climate. It is located in the southwest of the province of Tungurahua, from where it has a great view of the Tunguragua volcano.

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