Plaza Abdon Calderon, Cuenca

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Take a break from the city and walk through Plaza Abdon Calderon for some peace. The plaza is marked by historic buildings and has many places to sit and take in the multiple kinds of trees around in the area. Two iconic cathedrals sit on opposite sides of the plaza and offer tours of the interiors. The area is a favorite in the city for people-watching, and you'll likely see street performers throughout the day as well. Plaza Abdon Calderon is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Cuenca Edition.
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  • The main plaza in Cuenca, right in front of the cathedral. Its trees and bushes provide ample shade during sunny days. A good meet up spot, walking distance from the downtown main shops and restaurant...  more »
  • Plaza Central in the city of Cuenca, you must visit it a beautiful place surrounded by old buildings.
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  • The central park of Cuenca. This is where locals like to take a break from their daily routine, foreigners like to come to take pictures of both cathedrals, and where you can do stuff like get your sh...  more »
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  • Always has a great feeling. The breakdancing in the band shell is pretty incredible.
  • Nice colonial park clean and close to most of the attractions in colonial Downtown Cuenca
  • Bustling park every day it seemed. One night it seemed a branch of the Ecuadorian military had their band out playing for free creating a great vibe.
  • Bien pintoresco , vistiendo ! šŸ‘
  • Also called by the local Jurassic Park. Because of all the local male retirees that take up the benches as if it's a camping ground.

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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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