What to See and Do in Cuenca, Ecuador

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

We were first 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 local culture, we fell in love with this small city pretty much immediately. Extremely pleased with our choice to make Cuenca our home base for six weeks in 2016, we returned for two months in 2021.

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. This post includes:

– A self-guided walking route that covers most of the top attractions (with interactive map accessible by e-mail)

The centro historico is Cuenca’s main draw. Most of the following attractions in our list are found in this zone.

This main 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
  • Parque de la Madre
  • Centro Municipal Artesanal
  • Parque de las Flores
  • Amaru Zoo Biopark
  • Antigua Cathedral
  • Cuenca Cathedral
  • Mirador de Turi
  • Parque Extremo Turi
  • Parque Paraiso
  • Universidad de Cuenca
  • Benigno Malo high school
  • Planetario Municipal
  • Museo Remigio Crespo Toral