Salcedo is a city in the province of Cotopaxi (Ecuador). Salcedo is famous for its ice cream flavors, renowned for its exquisite flavor.
Salcedo, is a privileged place to be located on the ancient settlements of the Panzaleos, for that reason the culture continues to remain essentially aboriginal, the appearance is truly beautiful to contemplate small elevations of which our eyes delight with grace and color, the nature itself has granted these beautiful brushstrokes capriciously carved where predominate the moors, peaks and in the central part valleys, plains and plateaus.
This canton is very famous for its multi-colored ice cream and the production of pinol (roasted barley flour with ground scrap, cinnamon and other spices), so they have been recognized nationally and internationally. It is located in the heart of the country to the south east of the province of Cotopaxi.
Weather Cantón Salcedo
The climate is temperate and cold with an average annual temperature between 12 ° C. and 18 ° C and an annual rainfall of 500 to 1 000mm.
Flora Canton Salcedo
The canton is formed by shrub and herbaceous vegetation, associated with the pajonal. The shrub vegetation is characterized by plant species such as Romerillo de páramo, chuquiragua, puliza, pisag, mortiño, rabbit ears, deer horn, sacha love, gentian, cashpachina, yellow chicory, achupalla and other shrubs that give life to this place . The herbaceous layer is composed of different pad and pajonal species.
Fauna Canton Salcedo
If you are a good observer, you can find traces of wolves in the páramo and even rabbits that live in the area. Exclusively you can observe forest birds in the highest part: as gralarias, blackbirds, curiquingues, rabbits and wolves of páramo and the evidence of the eating habits of the spectacled bear.
Economic development Cantón Salcedo
The main source of economic income of the inhabitants of the canton Salcedo, is commerce, agricultural and livestock activity, with its main products: potatoes, corn, onion, peas, beans, broccoli, flowers, the production of milk and its derivatives.
Typical Food Canton Salcedo
Hornado: The pig must be young and after the corresponding marinade, enter the wood oven in a large can of patent leather. It is accompanied by potato omelettes, cheese, chopped onion and colored butter.
Fritada: It is prepared on the basis of pork meat, to serve it is accompanied with mote, toasted or corn, is also accompanied with potatoes and fried plantains and sometimes with burnt leather.
Ice cream flavors: They are made from fresh fruit juice, especially coconut, strawberry, blackberry, naranjilla, avocado, mango, guanabana, papaya, etc.
Tourist Spots Cantón Salcedo
Yambo Lagoon Canton Salcedo
It is located at the southern end of the cantonal head, its ecosystem is composed of exuberant dry climate vegetation, combined with the greenness of its lagoon. In its waters nest species like polychromatic fish, Andean sticks accompanied by white herons and patillos, partridges and an occasional guanta.
Laguna De Los Anteojos Canton Salcedo
It is located in the central mountain range of the Andes, its waters feed the Yanayacu River, it is an excellent place for fishing, with scenic landscapes typical of the sector, because it is found in the high Andean páramo. Its flora is abundant and its fauna consists of a number of rabbits, wild cattle and deer. The name of these lagoons is because their shape is like glasses, is a place where there is peace and tranquility.
Laguna De Atocha Canton Salcedo
It is located in the páramos of the Western Cordillera in the parish of Cusubamba, in the sector of Atocha Alto, 45 minutes from the parish center. Its waters are used to irrigate the haciendas of Atocha and Laguamasa.
Cutuchi River Canton Salcedo
It is born in the thaw of the Cotopaxi, it is the main river that crosses the canton from north to south.
Nagsiche River Canton Salcedo
Located on the western side of the canton, its origin is in the highest part of the Western Cordillera and serves as the boundary between the Cusubamba Parish and the Pujilí Canton; its tributaries are Zamora, Sunfo and Atocha.
Yanayacu River Canton Salcedo
It is born in the slopes that are in the highest part of the Central Mountain range with the name of Quillopaccha in the Sector of the National Park the Llanganates, located to the south east side of the canton; It serves as a boundary between the cantons of Salcedo and Píllaro.
Municipal Palace Canton Salcedo
The Illustrious Municipality of Salcedo is a monument of the canton, since its construction has a very particular style where the red stone predominates, which was extracted from the Pucarumí mines, belonging to the Mulalillo parish.
Canton Salcedo Matrix Church
With its serious catastrophic events that modified its physiognomy, it is the first Church of Salcedo, was built between 1568 and 1572, by order of the Second Bishop of Quito, Bishop Pedro de la Peña. Inside the temple you can see a major altar, recently restored, two altars on its sides, all three with an inscription baroque evocation with gold leaf finishes, as well as a wooden floor that together with the three doors of the temple They give elegance and sobriety to the building. Outside we appreciate a balcony in white stone that adorns not only the temple but also the whole of Central Park and Municipal Palace.
Cantón Salcedo Children's Park
It has an extension of 800 m., Is located in the Rumipamba de las Rosas Urbanization, the children's games are distributed by areas so they are separated from the sports courts, which allows the best development of children and the creativity of the same.