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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  • October 2, 2017
    The Park is the center of the city to go anywhere in the city, you can take the tourist bus, I recommend going at night since the day there is too much traffic and people
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  • October 2, 2017
    A magical place, where together everything that relates to the city with Spain and with that which gives the distinctive sign of Ecuador, with its beautiful gardens and a swimming pool that on cold days seems to run into the boxes, the roundabout which serves to dancers from "street" as arena, there is ice cream, and religious, is surrounded by good restaurant and public estates, is perfect to read to the rhythm of the music on the speaker (always good music) is perhaps one of the more beautiful, a picturesque square with both cathedrals as guards... simply beautiful...
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  • September 25, 2017
    The central square of the city, where the new Cathedral and the old (now used as a museum. Your floor looked like a mirror of so clean.
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  • June 8, 2017
    Always has a great feeling. The breakdancing in the band shell is pretty incredible.
  • July 4, 2017
    Nice colonial park clean and close to most of the attractions in colonial Downtown Cuenca
  • January 17, 2017
    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.
  • August 5, 2017
    Bien pintoresco , vistiendo ! 👍
  • July 14, 2017
    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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