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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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Plaza Abdon Calderon

I enjoyed this totality of Plaza Abdon Calderon. Of course, the Cathedral is impressive the exterior architecture is truly a work f art. The entire plaza vibrates with the rhythm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed this totality of Plaza Abdon Calderon. Of course, the Cathedral is impressive the exterior architecture is truly a work f art. The entire plaza vibrates with the rhythm of Cuenca. From the restaurants to the vendors or people watching, find your way there

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The center of everything happening in Cuenca - music, events, fireworks festivals, food or just watch the people!

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Burlington, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We went to the park daily. Some days there were musicians or puppet shows. There was a parade honoring a saint on another day. Families gather there and there is always some sort of ice cream available

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful park with activity at all hours. A good place to relax after a meal or an ice cream.

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Aruba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very nice park just to sit and relax, a lot of nice cathedrals, fun restaurants. Good starting point for a walk in the historic centre of Cuenca

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Rock City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

i sat in plaza Calderon for many hours on many different days but nothing was as good as the Sunday show. On Sunday there are two large live bears that men bring into the square for the people to play with after church. I think this is a biblical event of some sort replicated in the name of God. There... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Sunday mass brings out all the amazing food vendors. Try the chocolate covered strawberries on the stick for $1, soft ice cream or the plantain chips. Families in their Sunday best show the contrast in generations.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

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

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