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Cuenca?s old town centre is filled with scores of beautifully preserved colonial style municipal buildings and town houses. Most are situated in or around Parque Calderon and display beautiful examples of historic architecture including arched arcades, carved wooden doors, wooden and wrought iron balconies and wooden bay windows. While the bigger ecclesiastical buildings steal the show for grandeur, it is down to these smaller buildings such as El Carmelo, Casa de las Palomas, Casa de los Canonigos and Casa Cordero, that Cuenca posses such charm and atmosphere. Many of the buildings are now used by the municipality of Cuenca but others are simply left unused and abandoned but still retaining an undeniable charm.

Directions: All around Parque Calderon and along Simon Boliva, Mariscal Sucre, Gran Colombia, Padre Aguirre, Luis Cordero and Benigno Malo are the best streets to take in Cuenca?s colonial buildings.

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  • Written Oct 28, 2010
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