A small paradise: removed from the world, it’s a place to simply be happy
We are within walking distance of the Colonial center, and near grocery, pharmacy, hospital clinic and many cafes. Cuenca embraces 52 churches, one for each week of the year! Of course both the New Cathedral and the Old Cathedral (now a museum and concert hall) are worth a visit. On Sundays, you can enjoy the lively music and joyful atmosphere of the ‘standing room only’ Masses at the New Cathedral. Or you can take a rest stop and enjoy the cool and peaceful environment of other churches like the tranquil Todos de los Santos (All Saints) church on the Tomebamba River cliff.
As you stroll around Cuenca, you will notice many taxis and buses. They are very reasonably priced and dependable, under $2 for most areas. Taxis are metered, with a slightly higher rates at night; for bus fares, you need a card with estimated US dollar value for expected usage (each ride is 25₵). Be prepared for a lively ‘carnival’ ride, and hang on tight! Enjoy the rock and roll ride!
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