Hacienda Pinsaqui offers a window onto the colonial history of this region. Built in 1790, this restored hacienda began life as a textile workshop, employing up to a thousand local weavers and spinners. During the 19th century, fabrics woven in Pinsaqui were exported to the United States. General Simón Bolívar was a frequent guest at Hacienda Pinsaqui during his campaigns to liberate the South American colonies from Spain. Today the hacienda is a very comfortable and unique place to stay while exploring the surrounding Andean highlands and visiting the nearby Otavalo market. The bar is in the oldest part of the building and is a great place to have a drink.