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Mirador de Turi

D. Gonzalez del Barco, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Ranked #10 of 25 Attractions in Cuenca
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It is a must go in Cuenca! Take the tour bus in Parque Calderon and enjoy the ride. Very cultural and great way to learn about the new and old city of Cuenca!

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Vancouver, Canada
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32 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We had heard this was a good vantage point for the city, and had read that you could get a $5 taxi to get up there. Instead, we grabbed a $5/person red double decker sightseeing bus to tour the city, which included the mirador. The bus is worth it, but the mirador, to do it on it's own....maybe not so... More

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San Clemente, Ecuador
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78 reviews 78 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Although it is cool to stand on a line and show your friends that you were (almost) on the Equator, it lacked a lot of interest for me. It's cute, great place to bring the kids, and a bucket list photo opp, just don't expect to make a mind blowing day of it.

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Palm Springs, CA
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36 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The view is terrific, didn't bother to go into the church. Just, down the street is the studio of the famous ceramic artist, Vega. That's definitely worth a look as well (1 minute walk)

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Orange, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This little church is gaudy and not very sacred feeling. The neon lights kind of say jt all. There are much more interesting churches in Cuenca.

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MD
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

But once you have seen a lot of them they just are not that interesting anymore. It has shops for tourists but nothing special. The view of the city is impressive.

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We took the double decker tour bus to Turi. The attractions on the way were ok and we saw part of the city. I was expecting much more at Turi. The church is nice but there is nothing to do there besides take a few photos (nice view but hardly a skyline of a major city), enter the church, and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

TURI isn't that far and the red double decker tour bus that takes you all over Cuenca will stop there for a bit. The view is good! IF YOU TAKE THAT TOUR BUS, THERE ARE LOW HANGING WIRES ALL OVER..IF SOMEONE STANDS UP OR IS EVEN SEMI TALL THEY HAVE TO DUCK WHILE SEATED TOO...SEMI DANGEROUS. For kids and camera... More

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28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Nice view over new town Cuenca with the old town in the background. Other than that, I see no real reason to go there, unless for some reason you like to do your souvenir shopping at a higher altitude than the rest of town.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A geat place to view the city of Cuenca. The double decker tour stops and allows you time to get out and look around but it is not enough time. I wanted to visit the church and if we had time we would have taken a taxi back there. There are a lot of steps you can walk up from... More

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