Iglesia de San Blas, Cuenca

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A majestic cathedral located in Cuenca's historic center, Iglesia de San Blas features an impressive facade with three carved wooden doors, flanked by four white marble columns. Fully restored in the early 20th century, the church includes a main altar and pulpit made from local marble. Use our Cuenca tour itinerary site to visit Iglesia de San Blas on your trip to Cuenca, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Church is pretty and is in a big square with other interesting things ... Cute façade, with the dome that stands out. and stop here, since it was closed. Is not far and then a step deserves, partly because the piazza offers more reasons to get this far.
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  • We were in Cuenca early October, as advised wanted to visit San Blas, to find it was under renovation ( no date specified when it will reopen ) thus closed.  more »
  • It is a church more than basin, beautiful in 95% of its restoration, and is opposite the plaza san blas, around there is ice cream restaurants, unable to enter but from the outside it looks beautiful
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  • Great architecture
  • This temple has several peculiarities which attract attention. One of them is its base made completely with Inca carved stone at the beginning of the colony. Above it stood the ancient church which for a long time, said the eastern edge of the city in the area called "neighborhoods below, shows a Romanesque style that is completely covered with pink marble facade. The interior warns another feature that makes this church unique in the city: three main ships and two small, are distributed in the form of perfect Latin cross. The new temple, built in 1935, retains even this unique structure as a basis.
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  • Cute place ^_^
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  • A place worth visit, in each one of its walls the history that remains despite time is printed. It has a beautiful architecture.
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  • This church, several blocks from the central square, deserves to be visited. They laugh before a very nice Park.
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Extremely popular with international visitors and expats, Cuenca features the sizeable range of hotel options you might expect from a renowned tourist destination. Scores of hotels and bed and breakfasts line the streets of the city's old town, many of them occupying historic mansions and homes restored to their former glory. The larger, more upscale hotels in the city center tend to offer onsite restaurants and other amenities, while cheaper hostels feature little more than bunk beds in exchange for much lower rates. However, keep in mind that Cuenca's popularity has a flip side, as the large foreign presence makes for higher prices than elsewhere in Ecuador and also large fluctuations in cost depending on the season.
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