El Carmen de la Asuncion Church, Cuenca

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Unassuming and whitewashed, El Carmen de la Asuncion Church sits in the heart of the city and remains an example of traditional religious architecture. Built in the 17th century, the simple structure stands in stark contrast to the flower market, a colorful collection of stalls held right in front of the church. Plan your visit to El Carmen de la Asuncion Church and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cuenca trip planner.
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  • Church of el carmen, convent of the closure, in the square of the flower market. There is a curious shop of the convent in the same square, which dispatches from candles and remedies to soaps and creams, buyers make long queues to buy.
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  • This church worships the Virgen del Carmen, it is a very old church with many wooden altarpieces. When you exit, you will find a beautiful landscape as on its outskirts called square of the flowers, place where they sell lots of flowers and plants that adorn its entry. One way you can taste the famous waters of fresh or pitimas which are infusions of herbs and honey with healing and refreshing powers made by the nuns of this community of del Carmen. Beautiful place in the historic centre of Cuenca.
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  • Church and cloister, closing convent, famous for its sweets and medicines from wild-type, a place worth visiting, one block from the main square, has a small square where is a flower market
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