What to See and Do in Cuenca, Ecuador

What to See and Do in Cuenca, Ecuador, Cuenca, Ecuador (B)

We were attracted to Cuenca because of its UNESCO World Heritage designation and its reputation for being one of the most livable cities in Latin America. Active, safe, affordable, with mild weather, and full of culture, we fell in love with this small city pretty much immediately. And we were extremely pleased with our choice to make Cuenca our home base for six weeks.

After lots of research, speaking with native Cuencans as well as resident expats, we put together a list of what to see and do in Cuenca. The list includes our favorite restaurants, sight-seeing spots, and a self-guided walking route that covers most of the top attractions.

If you have one day to see Cuenca, this map essentially shows what we would suggest you do. You can easily break this up into two or more days and add some of the attractions that aren’t on the route to your liking. Below are a few more details on each of the numbered points from the map.

This square is considered the heart of Cuenca’s historical town center. Named after one of Ecuador’s youngest heroes in their battle for independence, it includes a memorial, gardens, gazebo, and plenty of park benches to sit and people watch. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: What to See and Do in Cuenca, Ecuador
Guide Location: Ecuador » Cuenca
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Michelle Chang
Read it on Author's Website: https://intentionaltravelers.com/what-to-see-do-cuenca-ecuador-walking-map/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Parque Abdon Calderon
  • Mercado 9 de Octubre
  • Mercado de Artesania de Rotary
  • Aboriginal Culture Museum
  • De Todos Santos
  • Pumapungo
  • Museo de Sombreros
  • Mercado 10 de Agosto
  • Centro Municipal Artesanal
  • Parque de las Flores
  • Amaru Zoo Biopark