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Plaza Abdon Calderon

Benigno Malo y Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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USD 36.00*
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Private Half-Day City Tour Including Turi Viewpoint
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USD 24.99*
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Half-Day City Tour Including Homero Ortega Hat Factory
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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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“people watch” (29 reviews)
“break dancers” (8 reviews)
“central park” (10 reviews)
Benigno Malo y Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This plaza is relaxing and invites to enjoy some quiet moments as the entire city does, nice and tranquil with good food and nightlife options. Furthermore we'd like to state that also the bus rides from and to Cuenca were spectacular through nice landscapes. We...More

Thank Raephels
Reviewed 1 week ago

This the center of Cuenca. A small park close to banks, shops and a great ice cream (and more) restaurant.

Thank AWTSc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like the colonial feel in the downtown area. We stayed 2 blocks away. There are city bus tours you can catch there. A must!

Thank mskathyb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Plaza Centro of CUenca. Lots of good people watching, eating helado de Paila and wandering is good here. Nothing VERY SPECIAL about it -- but go anyway...

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The wife and I are staying right across from the plaza. It has been great being able to wakeup every morning to such a view. Sunday night the police band was in the gazebo playing music for about an hour. We stud on our balcony...More

Thank ritch181
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

In the center of town you will find this great area full of lush plants and nice benches for you to rest and watch the folks pass you by. If you sit there long enough you will find that locals will interact with you, food...More

Thank lee9
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Do not expect any activities (although sometimes you will find great concerts at the glorieta). People watching at its best. Older gentleman getting together to chat near the old cathedral. Young break dancers at the glorieta, Hippies selling their crafts near the new cathedral and...More

Thank Caroline E
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Our hotel was right on this plaza, so we passed through at least once or more a day. There was always something going on here when we visited in December, mostly music performances. Very attractive park right in the front of the most beautiful Cathedral...More

Thank zuzanka1
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We've spent time in Calderon almost every day since we've been in Cuenca (5 weeks). It's always interesting and a real good way to observe Ecuadorian life. Centrally local located in the historic el centro, its near restaurants, churches and stores. Don't miss it!

Thank Larry S
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Parque Calderón, at the heart of Cuenca, is a great place to just stop and relax and enjoy the culture of Cuenca. There's always a lot of people there.

Thank longislander22
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4 January 2015|
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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