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Cuenca

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Cuenca fuses culture, nature and tradition. One of the best ways to explore this city is walking through the narrow cobbled streets full of history.

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The complete name of the city is “Santa Ana de los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca” (“Saint Ana of the Four Rivers of Cuenca”) in honor of Cuenca city in Spain, place of birth of the Spanish Viceroy Andrés Hurtado de Mendoza. This city was declared as a cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO on December 1st, 1999. In downtown Cuenca a person may find prominent historical remains such as old churches, museums, cobbled streets and houses that have a Republican style façade which demonstrate the influence of European architecture, especially Spanish and French influences.

Accesibility

Cuenca has an airport that has been reshaped in which the following airlines operate on a daily basis: Tame and Aerogal (Avianca). It has top quality roads; the most important are Cuenca-Molleturo-Naranjal and Cuenca-Loja, which connect with all other coastal and the mountain region provinces. Most bus companies provide services to several cities in the country, which provide accessibility to this touristic destination, located in the south of Ecuador.

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This touristic route will allow the voyager to become familiar with a part of the architectonic richness that Cuenca possesses. The visit starts in Calderón Park; it continues through la Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción (the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception), la Catedral Vieja (the old Cathedral) and la Plaza de las Flores (the Flowers Plaza). We continue with el Museo de la Identidad Cañari (The Cañari identity Museum); and we walk towards las Flores (The Flowers). We continue to the Museo de la Identidad Cañari; we walk to the Museo de las Conceptas (Conceptas Museum), the 9 de Octubre (October 9th) market and we conclude with Rotary Plaza (Plaza Rotary).

Distances

Traveling via an excellent road network a person may arrive from Guayaquil in 3 hours.
From Quito in 8 hours, from Loja in 3 hours and from the Amazon jungle in 5 hours.

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