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Rio Tomebamba

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Address: Cuenca, Ecuador
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Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the...

Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the town of Cuenca, this river features scenic walking paths along its north bank and several Inca ruins.

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Beautiful river

The Rio Tomebamba is such a nice divider of the city. It separates the old city from the new, and is just a lovely place to walk. No matter which side you're on, it's a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer M
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Branson, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

How on earth has this got to be the 3rd best attraction in Cuenca? It's a pretty place down there (take your oxygen mask for the return trek!) but even the River Dee in Chester, UK is head & shoulders above this feeble water passage! If you're there, go & see it, but if you have better things to do,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Rio Tomebamba is such a nice divider of the city. It separates the old city from the new, and is just a lovely place to walk. No matter which side you're on, it's a beautiful walk.

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Thank Jennifer M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take a big towel, a bottle of wine, a little picnic and sit down by the river. Summer days are perfect to visit the river! There are also nice restaurants and bars around.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They have gone to a lot of effort to make the river a nice place and to a certain extent it is. But the surrounding streets and buildings detract from the river itself. The common problem in all cities, tagging/graffiti also detracts from the river. Having said all that it's worth a stroll, however I'd recommend going along the section... More 

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Thank Alek C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked down a small portion of this river in the moring and it had a nice shared way for walking/riding a bike. We were in Cuenca for a limited time but it looked like a great place to get some exercise while the river flowed by. Good alternative to walking down the streets that can be polluted from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You might be in the city, but it won't feel like you are crowded out by the hub of a city here. We dog sat and took a daily stroll around the river, made it feel so inviting. We just fell in love with Cuenca.

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Grecia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This river separates old town from new and is beautiful. It is also great for photos. One caviat however, you must walk down 80 or 100 steps to get their from the historic district, walking down is no problem but going back up might be for some

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Mobile, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel was near the river so one of the first things we did was go for a pleasant walk along this rapidly flowing river and it was a very pleasant experience. The areas along the river are clean and well maintained. It was a great way to start our Cuenca visit.

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Stamford, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a few hours walking through neighborhoods along the river and enjoyed watching the locals enjoy this beautiful feature of their city. Stopped at several museums while strolling along, and had lunch and then coffee. Relaxing way to spend the afternoon.

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Hernando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The walk along the Rio Tomebamba is a great way to spend the afternoon. The river is in the heart of the city but very scenic with lots of little cafes that make nice rest stops along the way.

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