It was built in Cuenca, with the characteristic neoclassical style of the beginning of the twentieth century. It operated as the Banco del Azuay until 1999, when the Illustrious Municipality of Cuenca purchased the building, restored and adapted it for the operation of the Mayor's offices and its immediate departments. Its ground floor is generally used for art exhibitions. It is on Bolívar and Borrero Streets.
La Casa de las Posadas (Lodging House)
It is located on Gran Colombia Street n. 17-44 and Miguel Heredia Street. This big house that lived its fullness at the end of the eighteenth century hosted in its rooms and stalls those who performed the commercial life of Cuenca. Indigenous and mestizos stayed here along with their animals and merchandise for the exchange and sale of products during the fair days in colonial Cuenca. The Municipality of Cuenca started the restoration of this property several years ago and currently it functions as an exhibition center.
At the end of the nineteenth century, Chaguarchimbana was one of the most elegant mansions of the region. This luxurious farm house belonged to Mrs. Florencia Astudillo. It has wide corridors, a vantage point and murals that decorate the front façade. It was restored in 1992 and the Paul Rivet Foundation operates in this place currently.
Address: Las Herrerías Street between 10 de Agosto and Del Arupo Streets.
Justice Court Building
This imposing building was made for the State University of Cuenca. It was designed with a wide central patio surrounded by four floor in which are the rooms that once were classrooms.
The judiciary department bought this building in 1949. It is on Sucre and Luis Cordero Streets.
Museum of Modern Art or Temperance House
The Temperance House was named so because it was a place for the recovery of alcoholics. It presents the typical characteristics of the Ibero-American architecture with high ceilings and long corridors made of brick. The Central Bank restored this building in 1979 and in 1982 the Modern Art Museum was founded in this place. It is on Sucre Street n. 15-44 and Miguel Heredia Street.
Benigno Malo High School
It constitutes one of the greatest republican buildings of neoclassical style in the city up to this day. At first a school of the Jesuit Priests was here. Today the Benigno Malo Public High School functions in this building. It is on Fray Vicente Solano Avenue and Daniel Córdova Street.
It is the Cultural Center of the Cordero family. It was a fundamental part of the culture of Cuenca in the Colonial times. Its details in Bahareque (wall of mud and sticks) stand out. It is located on Luis Cordero 10-64 and Gran Colombia Streets.
El Carmelo - City Hall
It used to be part of the Monastery of El Carmen de la Asunción. The date of its construction has not been specified, but it is considered to be at the end of the eighteenth century. The City Hall and other rooms of the Culture House Nucleous of Azuay are located here.
It is on Mariscal Sucre Street between Benigno Malo and Padre Aguirre Streets.
Casa de las Palomas (House of the Doves)
It is characterized by its stone patios and its corridors with popular mural paintings where scenes corresponding to the European stamps of that period were shown. The murals were made by Mr. Joaquín Rendón. The World Heritage Institute offices operate in this place at present time. It is located on Benigno Malo Street n. 6-40 and Juan Jaramillo Street.
Casa de los Canónigos (Canons´ House)
It was built at the end of the nineteenth century. The building was placed over the ancient house of the Cathedral High School of the city. The Canons occupied the house until 1960. Currently it is the headquarters of the Historical Archive of the Curia of Cuenca. It is located on Luis Cordero Street between Sucre and Bolívar Streets.
"Febres Cordero" High School
This construction was built to be an educational institution. The Christian Priests of La Salle gave this building to the Municipality and it became later into the headquarters of the "Febres Cordero" High School. It is located on Gran Colombia n. 6-54 between Borrero and Hermano Miguel Streets.