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Rio Tomebamba

Address: Cuenca, Ecuador
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Ranked #5 of 43 things to do in Cuenca
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the town of Cuenca, this river...
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

There are four rivers that traverse Cuenca, Ecuador, but the crown of them all is the Tomebomba. The city has taken great pains to make the entire city course like a park. There are tall Eucalyptus trees lining the banks as well as a multitude of flowers. The grass is always manicured, and the paths well-maintained. To walk along the... More 

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Florence, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Absolutely go down to the river, stroll up and down it on both sides, and have a seat on the grass, listen to the water, and probably spot a few birds.

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Board walks make it easy to walk the path along this river. Crossover bridges allow you to walk to and from el centro with access to lots of shops and eateries.

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Kemptville, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Very friendly staff. They were all so helpful and patient with ny lack of being able to speak the language.

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Airdrie
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Tomebamba River, which separates colonial Cuenca from the newer part of the city to the south, is a very pleasant area in which to walk. There are several bridges where you can cross the river - they all seem to lead to stone or cement staircases where you find out your fitness level climbing some 70, 80 or 90... More 

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at sea
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43 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This is a surprise. A very pleasant and clean walkway along a swift flowing, albeit polluted river. Lots of places to sit and relax. There are bike rental places along the walk as well as a few restaurants.

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Cork, Ireland
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76 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It's definitely worth taking a walk along the river if in Cuenca. It's not often you see a thundering white-water river in the middle of a city so it is quite unique in that aspect. We left the Pumopunga Museum and walked back along the river into the city centre. Really pretty with lots of trees, flowers, large rocks and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I love these 4 rivers! Beautiful to look at and listen to the moving water,There are benches and rocks to sit on. Sometimes you need to slow down and enjoy nature. There are briges also to cross to the other side.

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Gettysburg
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This river runs through Cuenca and allows a leisurely and peaceful walk in the middle of a big city. Because the riverbed is rocky, there is always a nice flow to it.

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Budapest, Hungary
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is one of 4 rivers that flow through Cuenca. Like the others, at various points, there are grassy areas to sit and relax. The river is filled with rocks, making it relaxing visually, aurally, and mentally to see the water flow. During heavy rains, though, this and the other rivers flood.

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