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Alausí, Destination of the World!
St. Peter of Alausí is the capital city of the canton Alausí and located in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. It is located approximately 60 miles (97 km) south of Riobamba in a small valley that follows the course of the Chanchan River.
The city was founded on June 29, 1534 by Sebastian de Benalcazar. In 1895, Ecuadorian President, General Eloy Alfaro, had a vision to create a railroad that connected Ecuador’s coast to its capital city through the Andes Mountains.
This difficult project was completed in approximately 1902 and included the Devil’s Nose, the most difficult portion of the railroad. The Devil’s Nose and trans country railroad showed great promise and future for the area of Alausí.
Alausi’s beautiful geography, history, culture, and rich diversity make it a special place to experience. It is known as the Canton Five Heritages and Tourism City Holiday village for possessing cultural tourism, natural beauty, archaeological significance, and historical architecture