Ecuador keeps on track beautyfying cities and inspiring artists and people! This year short notice but as always – dedicated and heartfull! The place to be is the City of The Holy Waters! The ecuadorian Graffiti community absolutely deserves to be part of MOS. Stay tuned for more infos coming soon!
Ever heard of the town? Wikipedia says: The Baños de Agua Santa colloquially also based on their location: Baños de Ambato, short: Baños (Spanish for baths) is a town in the Ecuadorian province of Tungurahua with around 18,000 inhabitants. Administratively, the city is formed by the Parroquia urbana of the same name.
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The city is located at the foot of the very active volcano Tungurahua (5016 m above sea level) in the upper Pastaza Valley on the slope of the Andean Eastern Cordillera towards the upper Amazon basin at an altitude of 1820 m. There is a pleasant climate all year round with maximum daily temperatures of 25 ° C The annual amount of precipitation is around 1,300 mm and mainly comes from frequent short showers.
Today Baños is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Ecuador and at the same time an important tourist center. There is, among other things, numerous language schools and travel agencies. Favored by the geographical location, numerous sulphurous hot springs arise here, which feed the pools of three thermal baths.
At the end of 1999, the city was completely evacuated and closed due to urgent recommendations, especially from foreign volcano experts. After the eruption spared the town, as it had done all the centuries before, leaving only a thick layer of ash, the residents forced their return to their town after a few months despite resistance from the authorities and the military. There was one death in the resulting unrest. There are numerous waterfalls in Baños and the surrounding area, the most famous being the “Pailón del Diablo”, the “Devil’s Gorge”, in the middle of which, it is said, there is a stone in the shape of a devil’s head.