Azuay District Attorney Office

#10 Intersection Simon Bolivar and Antonio Borrero.

This Art Deco Palace was built in 1939 to house the Central Bank Of Ecuador. The District Attorney’s Office has occupied the building since 2003. It is perhaps the city’s best example of state architecture designed in the Art Deco Style. The long lateral facades are rhythmically defined by pairs of rectangular windows, framed by pilasters adorned with marble geometric motifs.

The main entrance on the corner is reinforced by a flight of steps in the fashion of a podium, and protected by a projecting ledge. Inside there is a large central hallway, double height, which recalls the courtyards of traditional Cuenca houses.