We walked all the way from El Centro to the top of the hill. There are two sets of steps that can seem daunting when you're looking up them, but on the second set, not only are they numbered, but there are benches at intervals so you can stop and rest and enjoy the ever increasing vistas of beautiful Cuenca. (You can also get up via car, bus or cab, if the walk is too much.) The church at the top of the hill seems under impressive, (I didn't go inside, so maybe it has a breath taking interior) but when you turn around the entire city is laid out before you. You can see why the town is called "the bowl", surrounded by mountains and nestled like eggs in a bird nest. Totally worth the hike just to see the view. You can hike up a little bit further to where the radio towers are, but the view doesn't get much better. There are a lot of little shops and a couple of cafes, but they weren't open when we arrived.
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