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Plaza Abdon Calderon

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Plaza Abdon Calderon

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This tour allows us to know in a synthesized way the most important places of the archaeological and cultural offer of the provinces of Azuay and Cañar; our first stop is in the archaeological complex of Ingapirca, where our guides travel through the history of local aboriginal cultures and the expansion of the Incas in the territory corresponding to Ecuador. On this journey you can taste the typical gastronomic offer of the region (Biblián).<br>We continue our tour to Gualaceo and Chordeleg. Places where the craft activity stands out. In Chordeleg we will visit the jewelry made in gold and silver with the technique of filigree, here our visitors will have the opportunity to have free time to know the town and visit the jewelers and craft shops in the area; To finish our tour we visit the House of Makanas.<br><br>
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Shoell Ruiz wrote a review Oct 2
Cotacachi, Ecuador6 contributions
It is a beautiful city, it is full of culture, history and tradition, there are many activities to do such as visiting museums or historical centers, the most beautiful thing was its square where you can see the cathedral, we had to stop here several times to go to different places from the city, there is a great variety of hotels near the square that adjust to the needs of each visitor, the food is delicious, most of the restaurants serve typical Cuenca food but they also have many varieties, I liked it a lot. Of the attractions or activities to do in Cuenca are close to its central square, I think it is wonderful because in this way tourists can interact more with this beautiful place.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Darren J wrote a review Apr 2020
Ottawa, Canada70 contributions1 helpful vote
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This beautiful park, structured as a deliberate nod to the classic French Romantic design, is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy some of the city’s finest architecture. The centre statue is a heroic homage to the park’s namesake, Abdón Calderón, a young martyr of Ecuador’s war of independence.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Robert O wrote a review Feb 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,319 contributions1,487 helpful votes
The statue of 17 year-old Abdon Calderon is in the middle of this pleasant central parque in Cuenca. Eight huge pine trees from the 1870s surround it. Young Calderon died as a result of wounds sustained during the battle of Pichincha in 1822. In the 1920s many self confident Ecuadorian cities were looking for a local hero of the war of independence as an icon. Central parque of Cuenca was renamed parque Abdon Calderon in 1931 after a successful renovation resulting in a French style Belle Epoque city park.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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pfefmeister wrote a review Jan 2020
San Francisco, California2,045 contributions579 helpful votes
Our hotel was a block away, so every time we went somewhere we passed through the square. Heavily shaded, it is a great people watching destination, with many bars and restaurants nearby. Adjacent to the magnificent cathedrals, on a Sunday it seemed like everyone was out enjoying the plaza. Truly the heart of Cuenca.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Rachael B wrote a review Nov 2019
Portland, Oregon26 contributions2 helpful votes
A lovely haven in the middle of the city. Dynamic and yet restful. Used by families, Cuencanos and even a few tourists.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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