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Mirador de Turi

Address: D. Gonzalez del Barco, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Ranked #9 of 23 Attractions in Cuenca
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural

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Douglas, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The view from Turi is wonderful and there is a lovely church and a small cafe to get a snack. If one walks up, they will be very, very challenged, but the bus runs regularly and so do taxis.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The mirador has a new view but go just before the sunset and dont expect an amazing thing ! You go there by taxi for 2dollars and there's a nice church just next to.

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Great location for viewing this city as the sun disappears. We also lingered and had a drink and snack at one of the restaurants up above the plaza. We took a taxi from our hostal to the mirador but then had trouble finding one when we were ready to leave but a very friendly store-keeper was helping us call when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Best take the city tour bus for $5 that takes u to hill top n it waits for u for 20 min to take pics of the great view

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Walk up the steps, take a city bus, or take a taxi to get to the Turi lookout. The view will be worth it. There is a little tienda to buy a drink and a few souvenir shops up there. You can see the whole city from above. Take your camera.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We came here with the yellow city tour bus($5). The bus stays at this spot for only 20min. We decided to stay longer and got on the next bus. There is an observatory at the top of the hill and we decided to go up. There is $1 charge but the view was much better than the lower deck. The... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is one of the most breathtaking views of Cuenca. You can see almost every section of the city. Each time you visit, the sky is different. Make sure you have your camera with you. Meander up the hill to the little shops or venture into the Turi Cathedral. Hike up to the top of the mountain. Tour the Vega... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Turi is a church (and more) way op on the south hill of Cuenca. One can travel by taxi, bus, special tour bus or...you can walk the 460+ steps up the hill! There on the hill is also the home and workshop of famous Ecuadorian ceramist, Vega, where you can view and purchase his beautiful art pieces. It is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

No trip to Cuenca is complete until one views the city of Cuenca and the surrounding Andes from this vantage point. The red-tiled roofs justify Cuenca's title as "The red city."

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

During our first week in Cuenca, we took the double deck tour bus from Parque Calderon, paid the $5 for the picture, and enjoyed the view. Two weeks later, we simply walked up the few hundred steps and took our time. Either way, it is worth the trip, particularly on a clear day. In addition to the church, there a... More 

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