Cuenca is the third largest city in Ecuador and the capital of the province of Azuay. Located in an Andean valley of the southern highlands of Ecuador, is the ideal place for travelers looking to get lost and discover all the charm and cultural richness. Cuenca was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The architectural beauty of its historical center with all its elements: churches, parks, colonial houses, cobbled streets, archaeological remains and the gorge of the river Tomebamba. Cuenca City of finding and maintaining contrasts traditional conservatism and reflected in real cultural monuments like the Cathedral Cuenca, famous for its blue domes, and especially for its Romanesque architecture, which glows gold and lavish marble delivery the magnificence of this building that in its sector is among the best of America Hispania.
The city is also known as the "Athens of the Andes" or "Athens of Ecuador" for being the birthplace of poets and great men. It possesses a rich cultural, historical, archaeological, natural that projects only as an emporium of tourist development in the southern region of Ecuador. His wealth scale is represented by the skillful hands of the people that synchronized harmony transform natural elements into beautiful garments and objects that are sought after nationally and internationally, in Cuenca denote their crafts and painstaking hard work of people struggling day days to achieve excellence in the products they make.
Cuenca is currently a strategic place from which you can undertake several interesting tours and is divided into two parts by the River Tomebamba.
In the north you can admire beautiful houses of the ravine by welcoming the old town of Cuenca. In high sector, accessible on the hills, are located as on a balcony, residences that combine architectural beauty with the prospects of the lower planes, where the horizon looks dive which unites earth with heaven dear beautiful.
In this area you can admire most of the new city, brand new, with large central pathways and streets that offer complete comfort derived from the vehicular and pedestrian traffic. This sector continues to the south, and is already found its outreach to other immediate rivers, the Yanuncay and Tarqui, which came together within the urban area, providing conditions to form an unparalleled amenity park with the beautiful hill of Turi offered their hillocks so that there is another faction to raise timber lookout over the city.
Tourists browse the various campuses of Basin and its adjacent localities, has to spend time in this lengthy journey that, without anything, please meet your desires to see something different in the sociological, as archaeological as urban, and especially on progress towards goals of progress and modernity, do not fake tradition.
Map Cuenca Ecuador