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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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A great place to hang out

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... read more

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

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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Los Angeles, California
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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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Ft. Collins, CO
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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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and with all its well-preserved Spanish Colonial buildings you an see why. This area is a must to see.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is a very nice little park, with many ice cream sellers (they carry their wears on their heads), good benches, and very nice buildings. The restaurant "Don Caron", which is near the plaza, is a good place to eat.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Plaza Calderon is a beautiful and well maintained park. The central plaza in Cuenca, it is flanked by two very interesting cathedrals--the" new" cathedral, which from an architectural perspective is quite impressive and unique, and the old cathedral, which in is a historical treasure, one of the first churches built in South America. There are may fine restaurants around the... More 

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