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“Best place to see ALL of Cuenca!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mirador de Turi

Mirador de Turi
D. Gonzalez del Barco, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Ranked #11 of 45 things to do in Cuenca
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Best place to see ALL of Cuenca!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Turi sits on top of a hill looking over Cuenca. You can see all of Cuenca from the lookout point. Night or day, it's a great place to stop and relax and have a coke or ice cream. It's normally pretty chilly unless it's sunny, so take a jacket. Don't forget your camera, the view, night or day is spectacular. Most people hang out at the primary viewing point in front of the church. However, walk 200ft passed the church and you'll find a set of stairs that goes to another lookout point at a much higher elevation. There's a small store at the top and a couple benches to relax (and rest) before your trip down. Kids will love the small tire zip line at the top as well. Don't worry, it doesnt' go down the mountain!

Visited March 2013
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Velke Teriakovce, Slovakia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice city view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We went with local buses(direction to Turi), you just need to be patient waiting for a no timetable bus, but is the cheapest way to visit. Spending few money makes it worst to go otherwise you will regret the money you spent on the taxi

Visited November 2012
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Muenchenstein, Switzerland
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“Not a big thing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

If you don-t have your private transport, I wouldn't recommend to spend much money on the taxi ride to get up there. The view is not bad, overlooking the city, but also nothing special.
Save your money to visit national park Cajas.

Visited February 2013
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Vega ceramic gallery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Met Eduardo and shook his hand. I was the only visitor there for about a half hour. Impressive collection of work in his studio.

Visited February 2013
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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“See all of Cuenca at one time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Two visits to this overlook are needed, one by day and another at night. A fantastic panoramic view of the whole city that sits in a bowl will help you get your bearings. While at Turi be sure to visit the church there as it is unique.

Visited February 2013
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