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Mirador de Turi, Cuenca

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To get an unbeatable view of the city, visit Mirador de Turi, a hill just outside the city. Take a cab or the double-decker tour bus that runs here to reach the lookout point (mirador means "lookout" in Spanish). Or, if you’d like a more challenging ascent, take the long staircase to the top, beginning at the nearby mall. At the top, take some time to appreciate the views of the city and the surrounding mountains. The white church, the Church of Turi, is also a great sight from inside and out. The hill is close to a pottery studio, as well as Cuenca’s main shopping mall, so squeeze in some retail therapy after your visit. Make Mirador de Turi a centerpiece of your Cuenca vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cuenca trip itinerary planner.
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  • This viewpoint it can be reached by bus ($0.60) either by taxi (approx. $ 2). Is advisable to go to the sunset and enjoy of them views and the changes of light. There is a Church also very nice. Ideal for taking photos
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  • Bus take you thru old town and the modern parts of town to a mountain top town named Turi. Nice little village with gift shops and trinket shops. You can catch a city bus here for .25 cents but the vi...  more »
  • I took the tour bus to the top of the hill where they stopped to allow tourists to view the church. The vie from here is quite beautiful and allows you to see the valley where Cuenca sits. Great view ...  more »