Mirador de Turi

Mirador de Turi, Cuenca

Mirador de Turi
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Cheryl G
143 contributions
Sep 2021
I took the double deck bus tour of Cuenca for $5 which stops at Turi viewpoint. The view of Cuenca was nice but felt too distant. I was personally underwhelmed, preferring the views from the top of the New Cathedral. There are a few shops and restaurants at Turi, but I found these overpriced for the quality.
Written September 28, 2021
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Pixelvt
Cuenca, Ecuador215 contributions
Mar 2021
I have walked the steps to Turi countless times, its a hike so take your time. There are actually 3 sets of steps, the first is from Ave. Solano thru a neighborhood (take Ave Vienticuatro de Mayo and it will lead you there see map) and then across the highway to the main steps. Once at the top where most people congregate, you can also go up another 100 or so steps up past the restaurants to the left for an even better view. If you do the whole climb you have done about 850 steps. I promise you some older Cuencano lady will pass you and make it look easy.

When returning on foot I suggest the road, easier on the knees and scenic in its own right, plus stop by the famous Vega pottery shop just down the hill. Recently, I rode my bike up to Turi, the back way. It is a gradual climb going right past the prison at one point, needless to say the ride back down is very easy.
Written April 4, 2021
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WS Long
Orlando, FL185 contributions
Mar 2021
On a clear day, you can see forever. So, yes, take the time to come up to this view of Cuenca. There is a cute church on top but sadly it didn’t appear open due to COVID.
Written March 15, 2021
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Karen G
11 contributions
Dec 2020
Fabulous view over Cuenca. We walked the (puff, puff) many stairs -- aerobics for the week. Due to the pandemic I assume a number of the restaurants up top were closed but we got a delicious chicken sandwich and fresh juice at the "Nice Market."
Written December 6, 2020
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michael c
Stockholm, Sweden1,048 contributions
Oct 2020
overlooking the whole of Cuenca. there is also a nice old church adjacent to the viewing points. worth to stroll around up here.
Written October 15, 2020
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Maria Esther Delgado M.
Cuenca, Ecuador5 contributions
Jan 2020
Cuenca in a city known as the "Santa Ana de los Ríos del Ecuador". It is a city in the baroque style. It is characterized by the tiles on the orange houses. We also find in this city the famous "Sombreros Panamá".
There are two cathedrals, the first is the old one is a religious museum and the new one is for praying. These are located in the center of the city, they are located by the Calderón Park. For this reason, people are very religious.
The typical food is the Cuy con papas, the Cascaritas, sancocho, Fritada and all are accompanied with mote and sanguracha.
There are many museums, one of them is the Pumapungo where there are handicrafts from the Inca City.
We can also find a Turi viewpoint, where you can see the entire city and it is more beautiful at night. There are rustic, comfortable and beautiful cafes.
Written October 2, 2020
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Matt Roch
6 contributions
Jul 2020
Amazing views of Cuenca. You can hike up the stairs or take the bus. Kids enjoyed the adventure park.
Written July 13, 2020
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Ken J
Cuenca, Ecuador29 contributions
Apr 2020
Definitely the best panoramic view of Cuenca. Once the virus situation clears there are a variety of of eating places, some with live music, to enjoy the views while dining. Turi can be reached by taxi, bus, and even walking (don't forget the altitude though).
Written July 6, 2020
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ChaseSq
Denver, CO97 contributions
Jun 2020
Others have made mention of taking the $8 bus or a cab up there. We walked. It's a bit tricky. To get there from town, you walk to the end of Solano (big street) and cross the Tres Puentes bridge and continue on through a neighborhood until you get to the highway, then walk up the hill to the left (you'll see a pedestrian bridge). Cross the bridge, and go up the hill to the left, about 150 yards. The stairs are kind of hidden, no sign announcing them, but you 'll know. Currently it's next to a construction yard with a sign warning of heavy machinery. It's 492 steps up. There are benches to rest on, but no services. You can do it, one step at a time (although remember you're at more than 8,400 feet. We saw children, but it is a tough climb). From the top, as others said, the view is amazing. There are shops and restaurants and other activities (swings, zip lines and stuff we were told, but nothing was open when we went -- coronavirus). The walk back into the city is all downhill :-)
Written June 4, 2020
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Susan S
22 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
The view of Cuenca is spectacular! I would strongly suggest that you take the city bus tour, during the day, which stops at the top of Tui. Then go back by taxi at nighttime! Both views are great and well worth the time.
Written March 18, 2020
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