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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. Arrange your visit to Rio Tomebamba and discover more family-friendly attractions in Cuenca using our Cuenca holiday planner.
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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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  • A beautiful river that starts in the Cajas mountains and runs through the town centre. A very peaceful spot to sit by and have a picnic.  more »
  • Is a lovely place of cuenca the rio tomebamba walk around run or just sit and relax also good place for joga in the morning  more »
  • Cuencanos love Tomebamba as the highlight of the city. Visitors that do not walk along Tomebamba, do not feel the soul of Cuenca.  more »