ART VENUE - La Casa de Manuel

You will find art on all three floors - in hallways, common areas, and bedrooms! Foreground sculpture by Bayardo Cuenca.

ART VENUE - Boutique Hotel - La Casa de Manuel. 

It makes perfect sense that Loja, touted as the arts capital of Ecuador, would have an art hotel of its very own.  La Casa de Manuel's interior is very much what you would expect to see in the arts section of Toronto, or Chelsea in NYC, where some of the first art hotels came to life.  The small independent hotels around the world are decorated with works of contemporary artists, often with a different room devoted to each.  The edgiest of these is an art hotel in Palestine decorated by famously elusive graffiti artist Banksy.

La Casa de Manuel is a reclaimed antique building with a sweeping four story atrium.  The rooms are arrayed around the atrium perimeter, which is pleasantly filled with contemporary works of local artists, and a blend of old and new furnishings.  The interior is the work of local sculptor and designer, Bayardo Cuenca.

Periodically, the little hotel is a very nice venue for art high quality art exhibits.  The shows consist of no more than one to two artists, which works well in this intimate setting. 
La Casa de Manuel is on the corner of Sucre and Cariamanga, a couple blocks south of San Sebastian Square and one block west.  The hotel offers excellent accommodations and is a very well-placed jumping off point for exploring the city and the arts.  Most galleries and museums are within walking distance. 

On Sucre at the corner of Cariamanga, Loja, Ecuador 110109

Hours: always open

+593 093 961 4145


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