Las Herrerias is declared a heritage zone

A string of 23 houses on Las Herrerías street will be recognized as a heritage zone on Monday, August 6, and be celebrated with a Huasipichana, a ceremony, in celebration of the renovation and preservation of the patrimony homes of the Southern Region of Ecuador. Crosses will be placed on the roof of each house. UNESCO sponsored a joint initiative between neighbors, the Academy of the University of Cuenca, and municipal authorities, to preserve the architecture of these homes, some dating to 1776. “Municipal investment was $ 200,000, contributed by technicians from the Faculty of Architecture and a minga from…

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