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Rio Tomebamba

Address: Cuenca, Ecuador
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Ranked #4 of 29 Attractions 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I don't feel any special for this river. Just a normal river along the city but it good as the landmark to remember when passing. It's good that the river is not dirty whatever river across the city , good care from people here.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We live along here. My dog walks the park daily and loves it day or night. The park is well lit at night and safe. It is on both sides of a small white-water river within the city. There are no amenities - it is not an amusement park.

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A beautiful and peaceful place to walk through the heart of the city. One of the things that makes Cuenca so special.

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Bahia Blanca, Argentina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a peaceful riverside walk in the heart of a bustling city. We loved the sound of the water but could not believe that it wasn't brimming with trout.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is an excellent place to relax on the grass under a tree. Lots of people pass by, some with pets. A great place is by the Escalinata, next to the bridge. Then you can cross over to Parque de la Mujer and the Planetarium. Further along is Milennium Plaza. It is the perfect place in between the old town... More 

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Sonoma, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

In this great walking city, a stroll along the river is very pleasant! Lots of interesting places along the Barranca (cliffside) next to the river, and the university is just across the river

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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We moved from an old city center hotel to one block off the river and loved our morning walk along the delightful Tomebamba. Many inexpensive hostals on side streets--quieter than hotels overlooking the river-- and a short walk to two great archaeological museums and the Tomebamba ruins. Large park just across the river wonderful for running, free exercise equipment, a... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

the best place to walk in Cuenca; the city offers an exercise area, a dance therapy class, all free, and the setting of this river is perfect, winding around the colonial downtown area

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London, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Wow. People really get excited about a trickle of water, don't they? It's certainly worth walking along the pathways to get a different perspective of the city. The rather loud roar of traffic along the south side of most of its length destroys any kind of tranquility but it's nice regardless. Nothing overly-special, but it's nice.

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Cotacachi, EC
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The city has made access to the river easier with many new paths. However, they kept the tranquil feel of this oasis in the heart of the city.

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