When looking down on the area from a bird's eye view, the Ecuadorian Andes jump out of the surrounding blanket with a collage of colors. It is as if nature has created its own embroidery. But a closer look will soon make you realize that this beautiful panorama is not only an expression of nature, but also a product of people's labor.
The city of Loja is one of the oldest cities in Ecuador and was established in its current location on 8 December 1548. Today, its streets and architecture remind visitors of its 500 year-old past and the fact that Loja was a pioneering city. It was the first city that made use of electricity in Ecuador - something that was quite an achievement in 1897. It went on to grow as any city ...