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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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Good people watching

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Find a bench and join the locals. Any time of the day is right for a visit. After dinner, stroll back to the Plaza, take a seat at a bench, and bask in the lighting of the New Cathedral. Tutto Freddo has yummy ice cream right next to the New Cathedral.

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Ancaster, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

There were different groups every time we went to the plaza. Scouts one day, an army group another day - we would have loved to stay to hear the brass band but it turned chilly that evening so we didn't. There are lot of different plants and great views of the buildings around.

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Amelia Island, Florida
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great park to hang out and people watch. Tour buses leave from one street bordering the plaza. The new Cathedral and the old Cathedral border the plaza. Stop to see both. Shops and some restaurants are also close by.

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A wonderful, hassle-free square (unlike Quito), where you can actually sit down in peace and watch the people walking by. Make sure you also go up to the top of the cathedral and see the square from there.

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Incline Village, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been all over central and south america and have seen lots of squares. We love this one. Anchored by the New Cathedral, it is impressive and enjoyable. My husband parked there for hours watching the people.

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You have a lot of things to do, like visiting the old cathedral and the new one, and plenty of museums around. there you can also get on the city sightseeing buses.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This plaza is very peaceful even though it is often crowded. Locals as well as tourists stop to rest here. I have often found friendly benchmates here and have had many pleasant conversations. There is plenty of shade on a hot day. There are often musicians performing. It's a nice place to sit and eat ice cream.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great place to take pictures. Just across the street from the Old Catherdral. Parque Calderon is very clean and full of street vendors. Many tourist. Here you can catch a tour bus for only $5.00. This bus will take you around the city and its close surroundings.

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