Plaza Abdon Calderon

Plaza Abdon Calderon, Cuenca: Address, Phone Number, Plaza Abdon Calderon Reviews: 4.5/5

Plaza Abdon Calderon
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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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WilliamDickerson
Tallahassee, FL236 contributions
Walking on a Sunny day
Mar 2021
This is a nice area to walk and take in the shops, People are playing in the park and sometimes live music. So go for a coffee and enjoy the sounds of the city
Written April 10, 2021
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Shoell Ruiz
Cotacachi, Ecuador6 contributions
Wonderful place
Nov 2019
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.
Written October 2, 2020
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Darren J
Ottawa, Canada70 contributions
Cuenca’s Elegant Central Park
Mar 2020 • Solo
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.
Written April 4, 2020
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,606 contributions
French style park named after a young hero
Feb 2020
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.
Written February 19, 2020
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA2,340 contributions
Great Active Square
Jan 2020 • Couples
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.
Written January 26, 2020
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Rachael B
Portland, OR26 contributions
Wonderful
Nov 2019
A lovely haven in the middle of the city. Dynamic and yet restful. Used by families, Cuencanos and even a few tourists.
Written November 14, 2019
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lschafer2364
Houston, TX8 contributions
Beautiful park.
Aug 2019
Loved people watching and enjoying the outdoors. The weather was wonderful while we were there and the park is close to a lot of restaurants and cathedrals.
Written October 18, 2019
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yycyycyyc
Calgary, AB522 contributions
Pleasant, Busy Park
Sep 2019
As is common in many of Ecuador's plazas, it is part park with many trees, hedge-lined paths and grassy areas. It is very busy with shoe-shiners and ice-cream sellers, but they don't hassle you at all.

It is the centre of town, so is close to virtually everything.

Worth a visit, even if on your way somewhere else.
Written October 2, 2019
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5StarMama
Cuenca, Ecuador132 contributions
A MUST..and you wont’ miss it if you are visiting!
Jul 2019 • Couples
The hub of downtown Cuenca and the site of the truly stunning church, this square is filled with wonder. Local sweets being sold along the street, shoe shine stands that are eager to please, everything comes together as one symphony of Ecuador! Enjoy!
Written July 19, 2019
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AZRuth
Cuenca, Ecuador34 contributions
Beautiful park close to several cathedrals, government buildings, restaurants, shopping and more.
Jul 2019 • Couples
This is a great place to people watch, read or just relax. well manicured gardens, many comfortable benches and not too many vendors. Really a peaceful oasis in the heart of the old city.
Written July 5, 2019
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