Rio Tomebamba, Cuenca

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Cutting through the city, Rio Tomebamba divides Cuenca cleanly into a residential area on one side, and a historic colonial neighborhood on the other. Begin with a walk along Calle Larga, a charming street that runs parallel to the river. Admire the colonial architecture that characterizes this part of the city before descending the stairs to the riverside. While walking along the river, you'll pass a few interesting landmarks, like Museo de Artes Populares, home to an impressive collection of Latin American arts and crafts. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Rio Tomebamba and many more Cuenca attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Cuenca road trip website .
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  • A walk along this major river in Cuenca is a must. There is a very easy comfortably walking trail along this beautiful river. Also along the river, on both sides, are many good places to eat. It's aga...  more »
  • I discovered the River in arriving at night and during the Christmas period. It was a delight because it was illuminated on hundreds of meters. The streets and gardens were also decorated with lights. A fairyland
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  • I believe you can walk it’s entire length. It’s one of the beautiful aspects of the city—for all ages and it’s free.  more »

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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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