Things to Do in Cuenca

Things to Do in Cuenca, Ecuador - Cuenca Attractions

Things to Do in Cuenca


Top Attractions in Cuenca


From quick jaunts to full-day outings.





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  • rfizz
    19 contributions
    We did a guided full day tour on a day with no rain, no hail, and no fog. It was a fantastic experience. The scenery and Polyepsis trees are otherworldly. That said our guide told us the weather in Cajas can be “savage”. Also hiking several miles at 14000 feet elevation on wet, technical trails is not something to do on a whim. You need to be in excellent shape, have hiking shoes/boots, rain gear and sunscreen. Trekking poles not a must but take them if you have them.
    Written January 3, 2023
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  • ZivBnd
    Arlington, VA264 contributions
    The cathedral itself is simply gorgeous inside. I spent a restful 15 minutes meditating in a pew with 30 or 40 people sitting nearby, either relaxing or praying as the case may be. I am not sure that photography is allowed in the church itself, there are no cell phone signs but they may just mean no phone calls. Not sure.
    The roof top terrace gives phenomenal pictures of the blue dome, just beautiful. And there are two stops on the climb so you can rest on your ascent and descent. Nice planning there.
    Written November 7, 2022
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  • gabriel t
    4 contributions
    During the last week of July 2022, the VII Ecuadorian Ornithology Meeting was going to take place in the city of Cuenca with headquarters at the University of Azuay, a city that I had the opportunity to visit for the first time, so I was amazed by its colonial architecture in the historic center of the city, in addition to visiting other tourist places in the area such as the Mirador de Turi. Recommending to visit this city of the country.
    Written November 1, 2022
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  • ZivBnd
    Arlington, VA264 contributions
    My Spanish is lacking and few of the exhibits had an English translation but that is my fault for not knowing Spanish as well as I should. But some of the exhibits did have explanations in English as well as Spanish. I was not part of a tour so that was on me. Interestingly, the Jivaro/Ashur displays regarding head hunting did have English translations. I guess you have to set your priorities somewhere...
    Still enjoyable with limited Spanish comprehension, I spent more than an hour of touring the place.
    Written November 7, 2022
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  • Carmen L
    Orlando, FL9 contributions
    This is a beautiful plaza to visit in Cuenca and is within easy reach when visiting the city. The weather in Cuenca is wonderful which makes walking around the city very pleasant.
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • Richard M
    Phoenix, AZ427 contributions
    If you travel around the city at all, you will cross this narrow but fast-flowing river. It is worth the time to walk on a bridge, gaze at the flow, take a picture and then go where you are going.
    Written April 12, 2022
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  • Abdulaziz
    Bahrain2 contributions
    The summer camp experience of my kids who don't speak spanish was excellent! The staff members are full of beautiful energy ,can speak english, very friendly careful and playful with kids.

    my daughter had her Birthday in the camp & they went above and beyond helping us arranging for a wonderful day, it will be an unforgettable memory for us thank you Amaru zoo team!

    Special thanks to Victoria Arbelaz for her ongoing support she provides.

    Super Sebastián and his amazing way and team!
    Sebastián even helped my picky eater daughter try veggies and new food!

    Diego, thanks a lot for giving extra attention to my 4 year old and for carrying him through the difficult paths,accommodating his needs i can't thank you enough

    Its people like you all that makes the difference.

    Keep it up its a nice summer camp that i would choose to take my kids to at anytime.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • michael c
    Stockholm, Sweden1,081 contributions