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Address: Cuenca, Ecuador
Description: Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the...
Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the town of Cuenca, this river features scenic walking paths along its north bank and several Inca ruins.
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A place to relax in a busy city

The Tomebamba is a pretty river with nice walkways for a stroll or bicycle ride. What make the river special is not so much the river itself, but the scenic houses and bridges... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Mentor, Ohio
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Mentor, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The Tomebamba is a pretty river with nice walkways for a stroll or bicycle ride. What make the river special is not so much the river itself, but the scenic houses and bridges that the river passes as it goes past the outskirts of Cuenca. The river acts as a landmark for directions. When speaking about where something is located... More 

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Silver City, New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Take the stroll along the Rio from the north Cathedral area of Cuenca down to Pumapunga Inca site, you will not be disappointed, wonderful old buildings to see and many restaurants to choose from for a quick bite and a nice glass of wine.

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Bend, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a beautiful, stressless place to walk. Also, we highly recommend the restaurant "Nuna", which is close to the bicycle shop. Great cycling along this route, too.

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Corona, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

If you go east of the town and follow the river it becomes very peaceful, lush and inviting. There are places you can climb down to where you can soak of the beauty and meditate.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Large sidewalk, manicured lawns and occasional benches, bicycle trail. Strong current provides great rushing river sounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We spent two weeks in an apartment in Cuenca. Each morning we walked down 88 steps (and up at the finish)😅 to an exercise path along the Tomebamba River for walkers/bikers/runners. There were always people using this path and it was a wonderful, scenic way to start the day. The river is quite beautiful! There's a lot of life activities... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This gurgling river snakes through the city and is bordered by a lovely walking path and green grass. A delight in the heart of a city.

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Tucson, AZ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Tomebamba is one of five rivers that flow through the city of Cuenca, Ecuador. It is a rushing stream with many interesting sites along its banks, the University of Cuenca, the 'hanging houses' of Cuenca (reminiscent of those in Cuenca, Spain), green spaces, el Parque de la Madre as well as a mini-park along the banks of the river.... More 

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Venice, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This river runs through town and must be crossed to get to the old city. It is rocky, shallow and fast flowing. Very beautiful.

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minnesota
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A visit to Cuenca incomplete without long strolls along this rushing river. Cuenca has done a great job on maintaining this gorgeous space with immaculate walkways on both sides of river. There are a number of accesses up to the Centro which gives you so many options to avoid the busses and traffic. Our best part of day!

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