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Mirador de Turi

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Address: D. Gonzalez del Barco, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Amazing views, on the tour bus route

Lots of steps, take a bus!! Great panoramic views from the top and famous Vega art gallery. You can take the city tour bus up here too if you can't walk all the way up.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of steps, take a bus!! Great panoramic views from the top and famous Vega art gallery. You can take the city tour bus up here too if you can't walk all the way up.

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Cali
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

You can see all the city from here and the surrounding mountains filled with houses. The same double decker tourist bus stops here for a canelazo!

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great view of Cuenca. You just take a Turi bus from the corner of Solano and 12 de Abril. They seem to run about every 20 minutes and only cost 25 cents. The views are spectacular. There are gift shops up there that offer a wide variety of goods from leather jackets to souvenir items. Don't forget to take your... More 

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Tokai, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you have a friend with a car, that is one way to get to Turi. But, if not, you can take a taxi for five dollars or less. Best to negotiate a round-trip ride with, say, a 20-minute wait at the top. That will give you plenty of time to take photos, maybe even look at a shop or... More 

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Wildomar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Early one morning, we visited this church high on a hill at the South of Cuenca. We were the only tourists present, and enjoyed the spectacular view out over the city of Cuenca. The church itself is modest, but shines like a white beacon at night (when the church is illuminated).

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Not as impressive as some of the other Cathedrals in town but be sure to check out this one at night, fantastic!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We walked up to the mirador from Cuenca itself - took just over an hour with a steep climb of steps at the end. Views of the city are very pleasant - you can see the city centre cathedrals, the football stadium and the airport. A nice church right behind the mirador and a few tourist style shops selling the... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Turi is the best mirador in Cuenca. From the top of the mountain, where the Turi church is located, you can have an amazing panoramic view of the city. You will regret not to take your camera. There are buses that goes from the Calderon park up to the mountain, but you can also take a taxi to the top.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great geographic point were to get a great view of Cuenca. The shop on top had a great selection of souvenirs comparable in price to the ones sold at the market.

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Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Visited as part of a bus tour. Breathtaking views of the valley. Some craft stalls, a nice place to purchase alpaca shawls. If you go make sure you visit the Eduardo Vega ceramic studio.

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