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Guaranda Ecuador

Guaranda is the capital of the Province of Bolivar, is located in the basin of Chimborazo in the heart of Ecuador. Also known as the "city of seven hills" because it is surrounded by the Loma de la Cruz, Guaranda Loma, San Jacinto, San Bartolo, Talalat, Tililag and Calvary. Each year thousands of domestic and foreign tourists traveling to the city of Guaranda to enjoy the country's most traditional carnival.

Data of interest

  • Region: Sierra
  • Province:Bolívar
  • Latitude:08º 28’ 11’’ N
  • Length:74º 32’ 18” O
  • Climate:22º C a 25º C
  • Population:25.000 (estimate 2010)
  • Foundation:April 23, 1571
  • Mayor:Arq. Gustavo Jaramillo Villafuerte
  • Zip code:EC020150
  • Area code:593 3
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Predominant language:Spanish
  • Airport:-
  • Distance from Guayaquil:225 km. aprox.
  • Distance from Quito:240 km. aprox.

 

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Information of Guaranda

Each year thousands of domestic and foreign tourists traveling to the city of Guaranda to enjoy the country's most traditional carnival. Guaranda was declared Cultural Heritage of Ecuador on October 23, 1997, for the historic core that reflects its urban architecture. Its history and legends framed between realities, the parks, plazas, monuments, the Cathedral, City Hall among others, are among the many attractions of this great city that offers tourists spectacular landscapes.

Its history and legends framed between realities, the parks, plazas, monuments, the Cathedral, City Hall among others, are among the many attractions of this great city that offers tourists spectacular landscapes. The name is derived from the tree Guaranda secular Guarango is also the name of a primitive tribe that populated Guaranga. Guarango The tree was planted in the main city park as a symbol of the city and in its shadow chiefs met to discuss public matters of importance.

chiefs met to discuss public matters of importance. Guaranda, was founded by the Spanish in 1571, became a district of Guaranda in 1702, was elevated to town on November 11, 1811, independence was the November 10, 1820, and was established as a county on June 23 1824.

1824. The joy of their parties, the excellent organization of events and the warmth of its people have captivated the national and international visitors making this conclusion the favorite destination of tourists in times of carnival.

Carnival of Guaranda

Carnival is the "Festival" of the city and the province and its celebration is recognized nationally and internationally.

Carnival is the "Festival" of the city and the province and its celebration is recognized nationally and internationally. Carnival is one of the most traditional of Ecuador, is a gay and democratic because everyone, regardless of money or origin, enjoy equally. The festival came with the Spanish, who's inherited from the Romans. They brought the guitar and colorful costumes. The Indians added the singing, dancing, water, liquor and food. Carnival is the essence of the identity of the province of Bolivar.

Carnival is the essence of the identity of the province of Bolivar. Guaranda Carnival is celebrated every year in February, is a mixture of the festivities originated in the Catholic religion and in Inca rituals. Generally the program includes over 60 acts, among which are: the parade with the Taita and Mama Carnival, cleaning minga Central Park and in the streets May 15, Red, October 9, Montufar, El Niño and the market November 10th.

and the market November 10th. During the holidays the guarandeños offer the most exquisite dishes that delight the palate of locals and foreigners.

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