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Quito is definitely more than its churches, convents and museums. Quito´s suburbs still keep the colonial and republican air on its streets and houses. San Marcos is one of this Barrios (neighborhood), seductive and culturally active, located near to the Santo Domingo Church at the Junin Street.

Walking around San Marcos is like being in the 19th century, between brick houses painted in pastel colors and narrow streets. Most of these houses show flirtatious wrought iron balconies, with bright red and white geraniums. Here it is possible to find a combination of old crafts such as cobbler, locksmith, joiner, ice cream shops.

Visiting San Marcos Barrio is discovering a vibrant cultural venues and fascinating museums, amidst a pervading sense of culture and history. It is in this picturesque suburb of a bustling and thriving city, that many renowned Ecuadorian artists have made their home.

Some of the attractions found here are the Manuela Saenz Museum, dedicated to the revolutionary hero and mistress of the colonial leader and liberator Simón Bolívar. Also it is located the Watercolor Museum displaying the legacy of Oswaldo Muñoz Mariño, the greatest watercolorist of the Ecuador in the 20th century as well as the Dance House, which fosters a culture of peace, nestled in the art.

At every step, the houses are opened as enigmatic chests. This happens with Casa San Marcos Hotel. Passing the threshold, the visitor feels in the field of warm quiteñas houses. Casa San Marcos opened its doors with a contemporary art gallery and an antiquarian with an important collection of art pieces from private collectors and family heritage, from the republican art to the contemporary. All of these makes Casa San Marcos a singular place to stay.   

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