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Mirador de Turi

Address: D. Gonzalez del Barco, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Ranked #10 of 24 Attractions in Cuenca
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Mobile, Alabama, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We took one of the tour buses that are located outside of the old cathedral our first day in Cuenca. The view from this spot is absolutely amazing!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Turi, a mountaintop overlooking the city of Cuenca, is an obligatory stop for those who want to feel like an eagle in the Andes. The view from this popular terrace, is spectacular and give you an idea at a glance, of where all the important historical sites in the city are located in relation to where you may be staying.... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Nice place to see the city night or day, nice little house with many old pictures of the city, for a dollar up the stairs you can play on zip lines and swings!

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Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It is on a hill , maybe a couple of kilometers outside of Cuenca, in a small town or village. They have like a lookout point where you can get a good view of Cuenca and take good pictures of the city. It can get kind of dangerous at night.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I signed up for a 1/2 day city tour that included this. It was an overcast day, so my photos weren't great. But I didn't get the sense this would have been special even on a nice day.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Took a bus ($0.25) up to the Mirador for spectacular views of the City of Cuenca. The panoramic view takes your breath away. Also, the gift shop is reasonably priced & has some really nice items . Coffee was superb with a good dish of ice cream.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Outstanding views of the whole city of Cuenca, some nice shops for Ecuadorian goods, and a delightful outdoor stand with the best chancho (pig) food!!! And to top it off a lovely old Church!!

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San Francisco, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Take the tour bus from the square up to the Mirador de Turi ($5). From this vantage point you can see the valley giving way to this charming colonial architecture. There are bathrooms at the top and a brutally touristy gift shop. Save your money for the goods down in the city, they're of better quality.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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25 reviews 25 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Bring your guest to Turi ! Great view of the whole town from the top There is a great shop to buy souvenirs and local crafts Place must visit with guest !

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Salem, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Spectacular views of the city- and a few nice handicrafts shops w/reasonable prices (I scored some beautiful alpaca scarves for $3 a piece). There is also a shop that sells nice looking shoes/boots (not cheap, but looked to be good quality). Worth a 30 minute visit.

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