Cuenca City Tour
Cuenca was declared as a World Heritage Site in 1999. This city is the third largest in the country and it is called the Athens of Ecuador for its many contributions in the literature field. The city is located in the south of the country and is crossed by 4 rivers which give it a unique landscape. The historic centre is the most visited site in the city because it comes from the 16th century. Its architecture is an eclectic mix of European styles, mainly Spanish and French ones.
Difficult: Easy Group: Any Family: Yes Duration: 3 Hours
- Visit through the city of Cuenca, also called the "Athens of Ecuador", with a stop at the Calderon park, the Old and New Cathedrals, the Flowers park, the City Museum and the Modern Art Museum.
During the tour you will also enjoy a brief visit to the Cañari-Inca Ruins of "Todos los Santos" and have a last stop at the rivers gorge of Tomebamba and Turi from where you will appreciate a wonderful panoramic view of Cuenca.
- Bilingual guide English/Spanish (we also offer German and French speaking guides)
- Entrance to the City Museum
- Entrance to the Modern Art Museum
- Old and New Cathedral of Cuenca
Old Cathedral: It was built in 1557, but soon was too small for the faithful of the town. In 1880, they decided to build a temple to replace it. It is no longer consecrated and is operated as a museum.
New Cathedral: (Official Name: Catedral Metropolitana de la Inmaculada Concepcion)
Its towers are truncated due to a calculation error of the architect. If they had been raised to their planned height, the foundation of this church to the Immaculate Concepcion, would not have been able to bear the weight. In spite of the architect's immense mistake, the New Cathedral of Cuenca is a monumental work of faith that began to be built in 1880. It is in Neo-Gothic style, and its blue and white domes have become a symbol for the city. Its facade is made of alabaster and local marble, while the floor is covered with pink marble, brought from Carrara (Italy).
When the Cathedral was first constructed 9,000 out of Cuenca's 10,000 inhabitants could fit.
PRICES ARE PER PERSON IN USD
Number of Passengers 1 2 3 4-9 10-15 City Tour 3 hours $60 $32 $23 $20 $12 *includes asistance bilingual guide
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