"Overwhelmed in Cuenca" Cuenca by calcaf38
Cuenca Travel Guide: 272 reviews and 825 photos
As of now - and to my surprise - this Cuenca page is my longest, heaviest page on VT. I can't say that Cuenca is my favorite place on earth. It is too intense, too overwhelming for that. But as you can see, it is also an interesting place, with plenty to see, plenty to absorb, and plenty to learn.
Cuenca was my last stop in Ecuador. I expected an idyll, like Cuzco, or a bonbon, like Antigua Guatemala. But Cuenca was a mix of fascination and heartbreak. I am happy I went to Cuenca and got to see so much in a short time. But I can honestly say I shall not return.
The elevation of Cuenca is 2,596m = 8,517ft
- Pros:Churches, Markets, Museums, Architecture, Atmosphere
- In a nutshell:A Destination of considerable historical and human interest
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