Hacienda Tilipulo

An hacienda in the colonies of the Spanish Empire, is an estate, similar in form to a Roman villa. Some haciendas were plantations, mines or factories. Many haciendas combined these productive activities.

The hacienda built in 1720 has a fantastic history.
Initially the first owners were Sancho Jacho Pullupaxi, cacique de Saquisilí and then Sancho Jacho de Velasco and his wife Francisca Sinagsichi.

The Company of Jesus assumed the property that was built from 1720. Monastery of San Juan Bautista, this is the name of the place of rest and meditation for the monks and to venerate the prophet, who was the patron of the hacienda. In addition, the order had a mercantilist vision, apart from its normal activities, they built an important work where the technique of neighboring spinners, knowing the textile, flourished. The Hacienda de Tilipulo, played a very important role in the freedom of Latacunga of November 11, 1820 as this place housed the patriots. Also from this site the freedom of: Machachi, Ambato, Riobamba and Guaranda was planned, simultaneously.

The Sundial: Used to see the time guided by the sun depending on its location with respect to the earth, it represents the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The water purifier: Made of pumice, coal and sand used to filter the water, a wooden frame, as a support and a vessel as a container for the liquid.

The dungeon: It was built inside the Hacienda with the purpose of punishing slaves and natives for their faults to the authority, or the escape attempt.

The Sundial: Used to see the time guided by the sun depending on its location with respect to the earth, it represents the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The water purifier: Made of pumice, coal and sand used to filter the water, a wooden frame, as a support and a vessel as a container for the liquid. The dungeon: It was built inside the Treasury with the purpose of punishing slaves and natives for their faults to the authority, or the escape attempt. El Pozo: Built in pumice stone and metal door, its steps lead to a natural water eye, also collected rain water to supply the farm. It is said that the heroes made their hiding place that led to the altar of Hacienda Tilipulito.

The aromatic eucalyptus: It was donated by Gabriel Garcia Moreno since his brother-in-law brought a botanical explosion from Paris, 4 useful specimens as a home remedy for respiratory diseases.

The church Sanctuary Miraflores La María: Completed its construction in 1772 has 245 square meters served for the homily twice a day. It has a space for approximately 490 people, it is not necessary a speaker since its construction in a barrel vault runs to amplify the sound.

 

 

One of the courtyards of the Hacienda.

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View of one of the buildings of the Hacienda.

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View of one of the courtyards of the Hacienda.

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The church.

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One of the courtyards of the Hacienda.

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View of one of the buildings of the Hacienda.

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The water purifier.

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The ancient eucalyptus.

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