"Cuenca, Province of the Azuay" Ecuador Things to Do Tip by DanielF

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  Cuenca colonial
by DanielF

Cuenca is the third city in the country and the one whose colonial centre gives a better impression of the old times. Unlike in Quito, where the wealthy families left their residences in the city for more modern buildings outside the city, the Cuencanos still live in their charming mansions. For this reason, the center of Cuenca gives a much more authentic feel of lived and slept-in city.

Directions: Perched on the Tombebamba river.

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  • Written Jul 15, 2004
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