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Address: Benigno Malo y Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca, Ecuador
Description: The main city square of Cuenca is dominated by the magnificent Catedral de...
The main city square of Cuenca is dominated by the magnificent Catedral de la Immaculada (New Cathedral).
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Best place in Cuenca to Sit and People Watch

We enjoy just sitting in Parque Calderon and watching the people. The people of Ecuador and local expats are bound to strike up a conversation. ALWAYS something going on there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Lancaster, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We enjoy just sitting in Parque Calderon and watching the people. The people of Ecuador and local expats are bound to strike up a conversation. ALWAYS something going on there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Plaza Abdon Calderon is an excellent place to stay for a while and let the living happen. Around the plaza you'll find many restaurants and there are a lot of shopping possibilities nearby as well. Eventhough as there is a lot of traffic around it's always interesting to go in touch with the native people there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Sit in the plaza, watch the people, the vendors, the children and everything that passes by. Watch the buildings, the protests and all that makes the heart of Cuenca beat. It is free. It is the center of Cuenca's happenings. It is the location of the new cathedral, the old cathedral, the municipal building and admire all the beautiful colonial... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The Plaza is the heart of the city, directly in front of the New Cathedral. There are many places to sit and relax and enjoy the views while eating a snack and observing both locals and visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Be sure to visit the Old Cathedral and take a trip up to the top for a great view of the surroundings!! I did this and it was a great workout going up those stairs. Once at the top you will not want to come down.There is a fee to visit the top of the church but I do not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

One of the nicest parks we have seen in all of Latin America. Took the city bus tour for a few bucks and it was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Weekends featured stuffed animals for the kids to sit on and have their picture taken; great selection of street food vendors. Only downside was frequency of shoe shine street vendors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a beautifully designed park that reflects all that I love about Cuenca. I've been there night and day and have never felt less than safe. Music, art and people. I kept gravitating face to this lovely park throughout my trip in Cuenca. A lovely park in a great city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This plaza in the middle of El Centro is really a wonderful place to sit and enjoy the calm of this great city. While small because it is a central plaza, it is surrounded by history. It is a wonderful place to watch people, and talk with some as well. One can't go to Cuenca without seeing Plaza Calderon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

In the city center - great people watching and wonderful and such diverse architectural buildings surround the park. Beautiful grounds and lots of park benches for relaxing.

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Address: Address: Benigno Malo y Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca, Ecuador
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Azuay Province  >  Cuenca

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