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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  • August 13, 2017
    There is a walk beside the River, bridges are well tended and the place is very nice to ride a couple.
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  • August 10, 2017
    explore Cuenca is hrrmoso and even mad caminsr by the semderos River probably and simply sit and read a book and feel the murmur of the water hitting the stone is the most beautiful.
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  • August 9, 2017
    A more traditional forms and practices of remember the time of yesteryear; with a cafe on the banks of the River, a book or pleasant conversation... enjoy it
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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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