Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral, Cuenca

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A fusion of architectural styles, Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral stands as a towering landmark visible from all over town. Constructed over a period of nearly 100 years and finished only in 1975, the cathedral features Romanesque Revival, Baroque, and Neo-Gothic elements. Marvel at its trio of powder-blue domes, covered in imported blue and white glazed tiles, and get a good look at the intricate facade. Head inside to enjoy its vaulted interior lavishly decorated with gold and marble accents. Note that the building's blue domes appear disproportionately small; an architectural flaw required a downsizing of the overly heavy features so as not to collapse the structure. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Inmaculada Concepción Cathedral by using our Cuenca day trip planning website .
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  • Visit the Athens of Ecuador in which you will find several tourist sites, like the boxes, the Mirador de Turi, San Joaquin among others of their parishes, the architecture of the historic center, the friendliness of its people, besides the food especially the cuy with dads, But if you want to know the the world's largest candonga come to Chordeleg as well as other cities in my beautiful city.
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  • Call it the new Cathedral, imposing and impressive, with an altar worth the tour and attend a mass. Is when they call in the lights and you can enjoy the countryside and the beauty of the altar in gold
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  • The Cathedral is a place that should be visited... do with guide gives a better picture, but if you are with little time there is no problem in visiting it if same... safe for children
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  • It really is a beautiful structure. Before I leave I fully intend to visit properly, rather than just walk around the outside.
  • Amazing and beautiful church. Architecture is wonderful and you can up the stairs for achieve the roof and the view is unforgettable :)
  • The Cathedral is a Must visit while in Cuenca. You can go inside and admire the architecture and design. Also by paying $2 you can go upstairs to the church domes where you get a wonderful view of the city center.
  • If you visit Cuenca you must go to see The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. It's a marvelous church!
  • One of the 52 churches in Cuenca you should definitely pay to climb to the top if you visit to get a view of the city from above.

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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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