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Address: Benigno Malo y Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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The main city square of Cuenca is dominated by the magnificent Catedral de...

The main city square of Cuenca is dominated by the magnificent Catedral de la Immaculada (New Cathedral).

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Beautiful plaza

One of the best plazas in South America with loads of places to sit, people watch, relax, and enjoy the culture of Cuenca Ecuador. Make time to spend in the heart of this gorgeous... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Lafayette B
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Boone, North Carolina
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Boone, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best plazas in South America with loads of places to sit, people watch, relax, and enjoy the culture of Cuenca Ecuador. Make time to spend in the heart of this gorgeous city in the Andes.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One can take a breather from seeing other local sights here. The tourist office is nearby - be sure and ask them for a map of Cuenca. Some there also speak English. Lots of restaurants nearby as well.

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Thank Steve F
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting plaza surrounded by a park, basilica, commercial buildings and eateries. The architecture surrounding is a mixture of old and new.

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Thank Uptownfoody
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't miss this spot if visiting Cuenca. Many food spots around the area, also some great places to enjoy ice cream!

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Thank William E
Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of this main plaza in Cuenca is interesting to it's fight for Independence. The central location of it in Cuenca and the history ofr the trees when they were originally planted and where they came from.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Your typical parque in El Centro. Vibrant scene, tour buses depart in front of old church on East side, new larger church on West side dominates. indigous arts and trinkets vendors and novinas for sale outside church. Break dancers in Pergola Friday and Saturday evening. Look for the refurbished church courtyard just to the north of the Church. Le Bistro... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see in Cuenca. The two cathedrals frame the historic park. If you go into the back courtyard of the New Cathedral there are a series of historic photos some of which explain the square's history. Definitely the heart of Cuenca.

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Wolfville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a magnificent small central park. Well maintained and clean, nice benches, well laid out and bordered by fantastic architecture. do not miss this park.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The “Plaza Abdón Calderón” is located in Cuenca. It is the historical and central park from the City. In this place you can go to visit the Cathedral. Many people use to go to te cathedral to pray and look the architecture. There is a religious art museum too, It is very attractive. Also there are another ancient churches, and... More 

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Thank Ade Q
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Well you have many things around the area you have the cathedral which is gorgeous inside you can take pictures is one of the most fabulous attractions in the city there's restaurants and also coffee-shops and very nice safe place to be at there's is this beautiful trees you can take pictures there very fun place to be highly recommended

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