In this plot and gardens, Juanita Terrazas Monsalve, a resident of this house, brought together several liberal conspirators such as Abelardo Moncayo and Roberto Andrade, among others, between March and August 1875, with the aim of forging the assassination of conservative president Gabriel García Moreno. This is how, on August 6, in a corner of the Quito Cathedral, they killed the president with firearms and with the help of Faustino Rayo’s machete.
Historical memory on the inauguration day of this Hotel on November 23, 2017 Located in the Historic Center of Quito – the best preserved and least altered historic center in Latin America according to UNESCO Cultural Heritage of Humanity – the Hotel Mama Cuchara enjoys a privileged location ideal among the other hotels in the historic center. Within walking distance of Plaza de Santo Domingo, La Ronda, and many other historic attractions in the city.
True to the Art Hotels brand concept, Hotel Mama Cuchara indulges discerning travelers with a private art collection, complemented by rotating exhibits from various artists
Ecuadorians. Proceeds from art sales directly benefit artists and their community.
Hotel Mama Cuchara gives new life to the Historic Center of Quito, linking the service and design of the Art Hotels Ecuador brand with the charm of the Historic Center.
Across all of our properties, the ethos is the same – passionately blending the new with the old and creating an artistically creative approach to luxury hospitality..