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Address: Benigno Malo y Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca, Ecuador
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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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A Definite Showpiece of a city with many beautiful locations

This was our second visit to Cuenca in three years and Calderon leaves it's impression on you such that you have to return to the Plaza. The architecture of the cathedrals in and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Crumpler, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Parque Calderon as it is more locally referred to, is the center of Cuenca with the cathedrals, mostly attractive historic buildings surrounding it. The first morning we visited there was a full blown event under way honoring the police. The bands were playing wonderful local music and the flags were flying. In the month we stayed in Cuenca, we often... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another reviewer hit the nail on the head. Cuence ia pretty, quaint, a financial delight for expats, BUT.... The air quality is nothing short of terrible. Between the black spewing busses and the apparent lack of emission standards on the rest of the vehicles, and Cuenca's geological location in an " inversion bowl" one should wear a mask, or in... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to Cuenca in three years and Calderon leaves it's impression on you such that you have to return to the Plaza. The architecture of the cathedrals in and near the Plaza are stunning plus there are several nice restaurants ringing and adjoining the Plaza to satisfy your taste. Nice in the lovely shaded Plaza and... More 

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Livingston, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full disclosure...i am from rural Montana usa and The traffic in Cuenca got to me! To get to the plaza... You must dodge a steady stream of cars taxis and buses! The buses and trucks have very filthy diesel exhaust and are very loud! The drivers actually seem to enjoy revving their engines and rolling coal... That is spewing filthy... More 

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Allyn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could sit for hours just watching people. It is a great spot to sit and relax and take a break while sightseeing.

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Salinas, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful area full with many tourists and Ecuadorian families. I favorite of mine when traveling to Cuenca,

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

At Christmas time, the plaza is filled with lots of people. What a fun place for people watching. There are locals, expats, people in tribal clothing, vendors, etc. passing by. On December 24th, several parades go through here. Find a spot on the bench under a tree and admire the details of the church across the street.

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Vernon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The park was decorated beautifully for Christmas. Too bad that we left before all the lights came on. Casa de las Mujeres is on the plaza where you can buy many different types of artisan crafts. We walked all through the surrounding neighborhood but unfortunately, the Cathedral and Sagraria were closed because it was New Year's Eve. The park has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

You will certainly visit this square / plaza during your stay. Do visit the New Cathedral, and consider the $2 tour. The Old Cathedral on the opposite side of the square is not much to see; I'd consider not paying to go inside.

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Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Shady with many benches. This is a great place to watch all types of people from locals to expats. You will see vendors, and animals you can have your picture taken beside. From Christmas time to New Years you can also see many colorful parades.

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