Definition of hacienda in English:
(In Spanish-speaking countries or regions) a large estate or plantation with a dwelling house.
- Indigenous people in Chimborazo who were unable to meet their tribute or whose land was expropriated eventually became tied to the region's haciendas in a system of debt servitude that lasted until an agrarian reform in 1964.
- Spanish settlers established haciendas in the lower part of the valley.
- All over, you'll find the dramatically dilapidated shells of haciendas - the former homes of the conquistadors, where plantation, processing plant and stately home were one and the same.