In the middle of old town of Quito there is a magical place that will make you travel 314 years back in time and live in the Spanish colonial era.
XVIII Century, Spanish built by famous architect Jose Jaime Ortiz who built Sagrario Church, and other at the Historical Centre of Quito, lst Human Patrimony.
Yes, At the corner we have the Monastery of St. Katryn, at only 400 m of the Independence Square and all churches and Convents, Museums, at the Historical Centre of Quito.
Yes, in 1935, the famous Italian Architect Antonino Russo, built at front 3 floors neoclassic style.
And in 1906 we restored the whole house, keeping all as it was.
Yes we have some frescoes, but the best part is the roof at the principal lounge, which is the original, has no nails, only tied with leather and lianas.
We have been visited by Prince Felipa, now King of Spain, Presidents of Ecuador and other countries, painters, writers, such as Peruvian Poet Vallejo, Musicians, and singers.
It was the place where many politicians have gathered, even at this time the new Vice president was here. Also Religious Representatives, the Archbishop used to live in this house as well as the famous Ecuadorean singer, Carlota Jaramillo. And Homero Hidrovo, used to give his concerts here.
Yes, the owner has been awarded for her social and art work, and the City has the property as Patrimonial building.
In Casa San Marcos there is history in every object, every work of art and every corner. Blending at times with the spirit of a Museum.
We usually give a tour to all guests, we tell them the history of the house and show them photographs, and books, where we have been mentioned. Also we take the guests for an experience tour on our neighborhood, and climb to the towers of the Monasteries.