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The main city square of Cuenca is dominated by the magnificent Catedral de la Immaculada (New Cathedral).
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Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Sit back and relax and watch all the people in the park. It's a really beautiful park also. bustling with activity.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sean C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommend visiting many times, and one of the visits should be with the free walking tour guide. Each corner of the plaza carries a lot of history about the country and the city. A great place to take pictures, have some ice cream and relax.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nathália P
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Visiting Cuenca is always so pleasant; its people, the weather, its sites, the views, the food and the vibe is welcoming! Watching the children at the park enjoying an ice cream or taking family pictures, or having an espumilla exiting church, just wonderful! Coming back...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marushi T
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I love just sitting on one of the benches here and walking the people -- and there are also things to do, depending on the day: the occasional concert for example.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HopShallen
Reviewed September 15, 2018

This is probably the most popular park/square in Cuenca. There are a lot of trees and benches to sit and relax. On Sunday there was a live band and there seemed to be a lot going on on Sunday near the Cathedral. There is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dandddurango
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Plaza Calderon is ringed by a picturesque historic cathedral and plenty of vintage architecture not to mention restaurants that serve everything from ice cream to local cuisine and nearby shops that sell crafts by local artisans. It's full of activity both day and night including...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ohioabogado
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Called Parque Calderon by the locals, it is across from the main (new) Cathedral. Named after a local boy who fought and died in the Battle of Pichincha, a decisive one against Spanish rule. It's a pleasant place to visit, sit on a bench and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Profe_Walter
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Plaza Calderon, Cuenca's major central plaza, is a must see for anyone who visits the City. The plaza is always bustling with activity: pedestrians crossing through on their errands, people sitting and enjoying the sights, vendors with ice-cream and other treats, shoe-shines. During festivals the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Deborah S
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

This park represents the heart of Cuenca so please don't miss it. Sometimes, as yesterday evening, you can find young people dancing urban music (hip hop), which gives this place a special plus.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DianaUIO
Reviewed June 13, 2018

very nice park in the center of El Centro with interesting churches and buildings around it to be explored. Check out the mural and current art exhibits at the Governors House opposite the park

Date of experience: June 2018
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ksuerick
January 3, 2015|
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Response from Josie W | Reviewed this property |
That's right. Take the 100 bus to Gaspar Sangurima and Luis Corderro Bus stop and (turn left)walk down Luis Corderro Street 3 blocks and you will reach the Park Calderon Square
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