Azogues is the administrative capital of the province of Cañar. Located 31 km north of Cuenca, a large city famous for the Panama hat industry. Hats are mainly produced for exports.
On the hill of the city, is the church San Francisco de la Virgen de las Nubes. Below the church chickens and other small animals are sold. Off the main plaza, beside the church there is a small handicraft shop run by nuns who sell local embroidery, knitting, etc. Around the plaza the older buildings still preserve their beautiful traditional colonial painted ceilings and styles.
Accommodation and Restaurants
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Rivera.- With modern installations. Address: Av. 24 de Mayo and 10 de Agosto. Reservations: Tel. 248113.
Chicago.- Popular with cable TV. Address: 3 de Noviembre and 24 de Mayo. Reservations: Tel. 241040.
El Padrino.- Address: Calle Bolivar 609 and 10 de Agosto. Reservations: Tel. 240534.
Peleusí.- Nice atmosphere with Cafetería. Address: Emilio Abad and Sucre. Reservations: Tel. 242611.
Ochenta y siete.- Address: 3 de Noviembre and 24 de Mayo, next to Hotel Chicago.
El Paraiso.- By La Playa, north of town. Reservations: Tel. 242729.