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. A visit to Mirador de Turi represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cuenca online vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • You can take a bus or taxi right to the top, but why not climb the stairs. We walked from our apartment about 2 miles and then climbed the 400 or so steps to the top. The view from there was really gr...  more »
  • Cuenca is a beautiful city, this place is very close and it is worth the view. Take the time to get here and take pretty shots of the city.  more »
  • A place to rest a beer and food with spectacular views of the city. Easily accessible both by bus or taxi is worth
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  • It's a good place to go in Cuenca to see the sunset. However if you miss it or your able to spend that time having a beer with friends, you will not be missing anything great particularly.
  • Nice place to see the whole city. Amazing view.
  • It's not located that far a way from the city. You can get here in a 15min walk upstairs which is totally worth it as you get a great view of the city. I'll recommend to go and see the sunset here is beautiful.
  • Recommended great view of the city i loved walking up to the star
  • Beautiful view of Cuenca.... Best activities for the family at Aventuri.

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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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