Of all the places we saw last year on our trip to Ecuador, Loja was perhaps my favorite. I thought it had the most “old-style” authentic feel to it. Didn’t hurt that we arrived at the time as their Fiesta por el Virgen de el Cisne. It’s the biggest festival of the year and we happened in and scored a hotel down the block and around the corner. So fun!
I caught these beautiful doors as we walked around this beautiful city. Everything about Loja was delightful, festival time or not, and I’d highly recommend a stop. They had a huge market filled with all sorts of goods that was worth a morning. Great places to eat.