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About Machachi



Machachi is the canton seat of Mejía Canton in the Pichincha province of Ecuador.

Machachi is located to the south of the capital of Ecuador, Quito. It is a very beautiful city surrounded by the volcanoes Atacazo, Corazon, Rumiñahui, Illinizas Peaks, Viudita Hill, Pasochoa, and Sincholagua, and owns part of the Cotopaxi volcano, a great active volcano which measures 5,897 m (19,347 ft) in altitude. In fact, the valley owns eight volcanoes inside, one the reasons why Alexander von Humboldt named the region "Avenue of Volcanoes"