Once we left things at the hostel we went to kick the city center. It was a very pleasant afternoon with spring temperature, like most of the year in this city located in the southern part of the Ecuadorian Andes. You can see all the interesting parts of the city without taking any public or private transport.
According to the guide, Basin, watershed, catchment area, socket, bowl, hollow - Azuay capital and declared Heritage of humanity by unesco in 1999- it was the only city in the country that could rival Quito in terms of the beauty of the colonial style of buildings and churches that make up the historic center of the city.
In the center important historical vestiges are located: several old museums and churches - the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception being the greatest exponent, one of the most beautiful in South America (with a certain resemblance to Notre Dame de Paris) and others dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries - cobbled streets and houses with republican-style facades that show the different Spanish influences with narrow balconies and artistically carved ceilings.
I advise you to also do a night walk because the views change quite a lot with illuminations that go from yellow to violet light, passing through a faint orange that ages it like good wine, giving it more glamor.