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Oldest Church - beautifully lit at night

The oldest church in Cuenca on a bluff of the northern entrance to the historic city centre... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Quito, Ecuador
Visited during a Mass on a Sunday evening

While out for a walk, I passed the church while a Mass was taking place. I walked inside and stayed... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
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Calle Larga, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

The oldest church in Cuenca on a bluff of the northern entrance to the historic city centre, overlooking the Tomebomba River. Carefully being restored the wooden church is still an active place of worship, with spectacular painted ceilings. A historic cross is outside, behind is...More

Thank global3adventure
Reviewed 24 March 2018

It was hard to see what 3 layers of history it refers to, but got to the church and up tot he bell tower for an astonishing view

Thank AnaLindaM
Reviewed 11 March 2018

While out for a walk, I passed the church while a Mass was taking place. I walked inside and stayed for a bit. It was full and really quite beautiful, including the music.

Thank martha5447
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We had a Sister meet us and take us on the tour of the church - complete with history. The Sister did not speak English and fortunately I was able to translate for the rest of my party. The Sisters have a school next to...More

Thank terijc1
Reviewed 9 February 2018

It is a bit frustrating that it isn't always open when it says it is....but esta la vida! This church has lots of history ( Canaris, Incas, and Spaniards), and a Spanish speaking guide will tell you about the original and replacement materials used during...More

Thank Laura J
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Small archeological site you need to view from the little street farther down the hill; puts an endpoints on ruinas behind the museum.

Thank floridaleeman
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is located at Calle Larga just before the road veers down. I came here and there was a lady and told me the church was closed. She also told me that it is also a museum. I told her that I just wanted to...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This attraction s located on Calle Large just above the river Tomebamab. It's a beautiful structure has a small square that you can stop relax and have a lunch.

1  Thank 0505LiveLife2014
Reviewed 5 July 2017

According to everything published, this museum is open from 9-1 and from 3-6. Only it isn't. I came three days running at different times and the doors were always locked and bolted. Ringing the bell made no difference. There are some outdoor ruins you can...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This site is one of the oldest religious churches in town, has spent many years restoring it and is located at the very entrance to the old town center. You can view one of the rivers that crosses the city and some of the suburban...More

Thank 450ginog
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