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Prohibido Centro Cultural, Cuenca

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Art Museum Landmark
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  • It's a place with a permanent exhibition of art you need to know to appreciate - cadaveras, grotesque art, erotic art-
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  • A place that puts to the test the Catholic beliefs of people, full of "dark" art of symbolism showing art from another point of view... works very well made, and sites where to get different pictures! Very underground for those who like rock and alternative art
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  • It is an amazing place for people who like us rock full of articles and good music for those who enjoy this genre music and for people who want to take photos from a different aspect.
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  • Fun display of multi-media art but definitely not for everyone.
  • Underground, artistic, relaxed and informal. Also good for a snack with a beer
  • Was closed both times when it should have been open
  • Great spot for enjoying eclectic dark art
  • I'm all for talking about cultural taboos, but this museum was just a creepy, overpriced (at $2 entrance fee) experience. My dad and I visited thinking we could check out some weird artwork and grab a beer or coffee inside, but the place was just too filthy to consider ingesting anything here. It wasn't the Christ figures with erections that bothered me but just the musty, stained environment and dirty kitchen that was easily visible. Taboos don't frighten me as much as the prospect of sickness from food service. All the artwork seemed to be just sculptures and wall art from some tattoo artist trying to show how edgy he was. I know it has a different cultural significance in Ecuador than in other places, but I felt like plenty of others had done it before and much better. Infrequently interesting and definitely not for kids or your grandma.

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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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