El Carmen de la Asuncion Church, Cuenca

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#4 of 7 in Historic Sites in Cuenca
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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  • It is very warm and cold at the same time, at the time of admission. You are filled with peace, look you in the Virgin Santisima eyes and start to talk, without darte account you will time. Sales filled with joy.
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  • Is the Marian shrine, as written on the façade that is located in an area very rich in many things to see. There is also the flower market which is considered one of the most beautiful in the world ... very cute and charming. next to the façade then there is a convent which seems to be all on its own. finding it is easy but also an inevitable step.
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  • The Church located right in the historic centre of Cuenca. It has a flower market on the square in front.
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