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. Put El Carmen de la Asuncion Church and other Cuenca attractions into our Cuenca vacation trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Close to the plaza mayor in Cuenca, you'll find this beautiful church which is always surrounded by flowers because there, at their gates, each day, basin Florist Association exhibit their finest examples. For there, but first go to church to give thanks to God for having come to a nice city and with as much history as a watershed.
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  • July 25, 2017
    I just happened by this church during a celebration, and Mass was offered every hour, so I was able to see and hear a rather raucous service. The altar area was loaded with flowers and brilliantly lig...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    The Church as your environment is very nice. The flowers are where the stalls is very picturesque. It is worth to buy something what make the cloistered nuns.
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