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At the edge of historic San Roque, Sombreros López showcases the tradition of caring for genuine Montecristi Hats.
Kevin Wright

The Eternal Elegance of Montecristi Hats: A Tale of Craftsmanship and Persistence

Among aficionados of haute couture headwear, a legendary name stands out, synonymous with excellence and artisanal majesty: the Montecristi Golden or Montecristi fine 60 point. Known as the pinnacle of Toquilla Hats quality, these Montecristi hats are often mistakenly called Panama Hats. Yet, they are much more than just headwear; they are a testament to an art form perfected over generations.

The “60 point” isn’t just a number—it’s a promise of unparalleled delicacy in craftsmanship, with higher numbers boasting a weave that’s both denser and more sophisticated. The Montecristi Golden stands at the zenith of the artistry of the Sombrero de Paja Toquilla, offering not merely a sumptuous accessory but rather a wearable masterpiece that speaks volumes of a rich heritage and unmatched skill.

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Breathtaking view of Quito with the Andes Mountains near Casa Gangotena Boutique Hotel.
Kevin Wright

Things to Do in Quito

Find out about the most recommended activities when visiting the capital of Ecuador in this comprehensive blog covering things to do in Quito!

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