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Plaza Abdon Calderon

Address: Benigno Malo y Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Ranked #2 of 29 Attractions in Cuenca
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The main city square of Cuenca is dominated by the magnificent Catedral de la Immaculada (New...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The main city square of Cuenca is dominated by the magnificent Catedral de la Immaculada (New Cathedral).

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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Nice and beautiful city center,There are a lot of restaurants around here that I have tried but I don't like some foods. You can take the city tour bus around here. All I like around here is cute bug dogs that work so hard to the owner to be a model for taking pictures cost 3 usd. I tried to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
48 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A great place to sit and enjoy the view of the New and the Old Cathedrals as well as surrounding buildings. Buy some ice cream in the nearby store, come here and enjoy!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Parque Calderon is one city block in the center of old town, Cuenca. It lies between the old cathedral and the new cathedral, and is a great place to meet people. The park is nicely landscaped.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stayed at a hostal just around the corner from the Flower Market, so it was only a short walk to Parque Calderon. It is a place to sit and people watch, enjoy un helado, even to catch up on FaceBook--like most city parks here, it has free wi-fi! After a walk up & down the tower at the New... More 

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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 11, 2015

I was first here in 1985 and again in 1997. In the first visit there was hardly any vegetation. By 1997 it had grown somewhat but there was still very little shade. Thirty years later this park is what a downtown park in Latin America should be. There are lots of trees with shade and places to sit. It's full... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This park is the central hub of the old town, with new and old cathedrals on either side. People sit and chat, have photos taken and then stroll off to the Ice cream restaurant or other restaurants on the square. The surrounding streets are full of shops, hotels and restaurants.

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

Great place to relax and have an ice cream or read the paper or watch people. It's like an oasis in the city. There are plenty of trees to give you shade on a warm day. You can have your photo taken with toy horses or a real St. Bernard.

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Sonoma, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A nice place to see and be seen! From families bringing their children to the parque to take pictures on ponies that locals bring for this purpose to couples snuggling, to topical issue information kiosks, this place is a beautiful place to stroll!

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

an ideal place to meet, as it is center to the city and like all central parks directly in front of the main cathedral....I love the parks here in that they feature trees as much as plants and flowers

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

As central points of interest in cities go, this is an impressive place. The new cathedral is interesting - different, imposing, beautiful, and the carefully designed flora of the park, amongst the pathways and benches creates a memorable atmosphere.

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