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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. Put Plaza Abdon Calderon into our Cuenca trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Cuenca.
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  • The wife and I are staying right across from the plaza. It has been great being able to wakeup every morning to such a view. Sunday night the police band was in the gazebo playing music for about an h...  more »
  • In the center of town you will find this great area full of lush plants and nice benches for you to rest and watch the folks pass you by. If you sit there long enough you will find that locals will in...  more »
  • It is the historic centre of Cuenca, you can stroll and rest awhile, I recommend restaurants and cafes located within the old seminar San Luis, on the West side of the Park
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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 ! 馃憤
  • 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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Where to stay in Cuenca

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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