#16 Azuay Ecuadorina Culture Center – Salon Del Pueblo. Calles Mariscal Sucre and Benigno Malo.
The Carmen of the Assumption Convent formed part of this building for almost three centuries. In 1971 the Sisters of the Immaculate Conception decided to relinquish the corner section of the urban block they occupied and sold it to the Ecuadorean Culture Center. The new project was designed by the architect Patricio Muñoz Vega and included the restoration of the old building and the construction of a new building for commercial use.
Thick windowless adobe walls surround the interior space containing a beautiful long narrow courtyard. Located at the rear is a stone-carved fountain and a wall with sixty niches dedicated to colonial saints, the tiny statues of which were commissioned by the Culture Center in 1972.
The space is used as a gallery for art exhibitions.
The windows are framed by semicircular arches, while the corner is distinguished by a continuous wooden balcony in the traditional Lima Style.