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Plaza Abdon Calderon

Benigno Malo y Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Ranked #2 of 24 attractions in Cuenca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: The main city square of Cuenca is dominated by the magnificent Catedral de la Immaculada (New Cathedral).
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Palm Springs, CA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The square is famous, terrific place to people watch. The Information center (very knowledgeable) is here. The old Cathedral is a museum. The new one is beautiful on the inside with the rose colored stone. There's that famous restaurant and the equally famous ice cream shop.

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Montecito, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The plaza is very nice and worth seeing. There is also a tourist office located in the plaza and the a city tour bus stop outside the museum for $5. Just sit under the trees and watch Ecuadorians go about life and the tourist enjoying the historic buildings. Beautiful.

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Boise, Idaho
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Something to behold and cherish for a life time. Loved the beautiful park with all the trees and flowers galore. Lots of places to seat yourself to take in the awesomeness of this great place. Took a lot of pictures also.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A Nice place to read and relax. A place to go. Everything interesting is close by. It costs about 2$-2,50$ from the bus terminal.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One of many and the largest park in Cuenca. The fragrances from the planting and flowers are enticing; just draws you in. Plenty of benches to just sit and enjoy good company and the friendliness of the Cuencano people.

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Sitting in the lovely square,watching the crowds,and the lush vegetation is just the start All around the square there are things to do. Eat an Ecuadorian meal at Raymipampa,and go next door for an ice cream. Visit the New Cathedral and it's chapels. Visit the Old Cathedral,now consecrated and converted into a museum. Enough to keep you busy and entertained... More

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Loved the Plaza Calderon. Designed like a Disney square it has so much interesting activity, from vendors selling things we had never seen to families dressed to the 9's for First Communion on a Saturday morning. You can just sit and enjoy the cultural differences. People are very friendly.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is where it all happens. New catherderal - pay $2 and climb to the top to see an amazing view of the city. Take the double decker bus for a $5 tour of the city - well worth it. Go in the old cathederal which is now an amazing museum. Eat at Rymipumba restaurant. Have desert at Tutto Freddos.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The heart of heritage listed Cuenca. There is even a sign explaining a bit about it's world heritage status. I was here at Christmas when a massive tree sits just outside the cathedral. If you are here in the evening the square is not 100% safe. I was with a girlfriend and we were both followed. Maybe we were flashing... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If its sunny make sure you sit on one of the many benches in this plaza and soak in the colonial culture with a nice ice cream from one of the shops around the plaza. Great spot to people watch.

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