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Plaza Abdon Calderon: Tours & Tickets

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The main city square of Cuenca is dominated by the magnificent Catedral de la Immaculada (New Cathedral).
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Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved people watching and enjoying the outdoors. The weather was wonderful while we were there and the park is close to a lot of restaurants and cathedrals.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lschafer2364
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As is common in many of Ecuador's plazas, it is part park with many trees, hedge-lined paths and grassy areas. It is very busy with shoe-shiners and ice-cream sellers, but they don't hassle you at all. It is the centre of town, so is close...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank yycyycyyc
Reviewed 19 July 2019

The hub of downtown Cuenca and the site of the truly stunning church, this square is filled with wonder. Local sweets being sold along the street, shoe shine stands that are eager to please, everything comes together as one symphony of Ecuador! Enjoy!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SriandKira
Reviewed 6 July 2019

This is a great place to people watch, read or just relax. well manicured gardens, many comfortable benches and not too many vendors. Really a peaceful oasis in the heart of the old city.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AZRuth
Reviewed 3 July 2019

A central square which is the setting for some of the most colorful events in Cuenca. The square itself is a perfect respite with looming shade trees and plenty of seating. With the blue domes gracing the sky above you, the architecture of the surrounding...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank StephenR81611
Reviewed 17 June 2019

There is no better place to people-watch than in Parque Calderon! This tile-paved (careful, it can be slippery when it rains!) park is lovely and always bustling with people who are out and about; yet it's very peaceful. There are plenty of benches so you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MNWildRose
Reviewed 30 May 2019

This was a very nice place. Every night I was there live music was being performed. There were also many nice places to eat. Locals seemed to enjoy it and was just a fun, relaxing way to spend the evening.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Greg W
Reviewed 16 April 2019

In the centre of the town is Parque Abdón Calderón, named after a hero of Ecuador’s war of independence who was born in Cuenca. The old cathedral and new cathedral (called the Cathedral de la Inmaculada Concepción) are on opposite sides of this central square,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 14 April 2019

This shady plaza with lots of seating is a good place to sit and watch people passing by and the activities of everyday life.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank micknor51
Reviewed 23 February 2019

Lovely big square in the centre of the city only two blocks from our hotel Carvello, two cathedrals are situated at the top and bottom and there are lots of locals mingling and sitting on the benches under shady trees. We returned at 5pm to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Josie W | Reviewed this property |
That's right. Take the 100 bus to Gaspar Sangurima and Luis Corderro Bus stop and (turn left)walk down Luis Corderro Street 3 blocks and you will reach the Park Calderon Square