Experience Cuenca: Historical City Tour

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Explore the History of Cuenca Travel Over UNESCO World Heritage Site from a different Point of view Discover Cuenca and learn about its construction on a guided tour. Admire the incredible views.

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Highlights

  • Be transported back to Historial Cuenca through its Historic Buildings
  • Discover Cuenca´s anciest thecniques
  • Marvel at the magnificent interior of the Old and New Cathedral
  • Buy an authentic Panama Hat 'Toquilla Hat' made in Cuenca
  • Fall in love with the Colonial, Neoclasic, Gothic and renaissance architecture

Description

Explore Cuenca starting from the main square 'Calderon Park'. Name taken from 'Abdon Calderon'. A brave man who, despite having received four bullet wounds, he continued in battle, encouraging his entire battalion, and continuing to carry the flag. Visit the first seminary in Cuenca. Discover the seminary courtyard and its awesome views. Explore Santa Ana street runs between the new cathedral and San Luis seminary. It is said to be one of the oldest streets in Cuenca. Find St. Paul holding the key to the gates of heaven and also the bicephalous eagle of Charles III of Spain next to the flower market. Try “Pitimas Water” made by the nuns. It is made of cultivated medicinal plants and flowers from the interior gardens, and is said to have healing and relaxing properties. Fall in love with the most incredible flower market you've ever seen. National Geographic considers it one of the top ten outdoor flower markets in the world. Enjoy the variety and freshness of fruit and vegetables at the local market. Explore the Panama Hat tradition and learn about an awesome ancient technique. Learn about some incredible facts about what the city used to be before its independence. Walk by some beautiful streets and experience mix of architecture whenever you walk. Transport yourself to a different decade by exploring the restored Remigio Crespo Museum. Observe two different facades, restored architecture, ceilings, wallpaper and mural paintings. It was the first building of its style and status in this area all in exposed brick. Find the two Castilian lions carved on the front door protecting bassed tin celing. Observe the polychrome brass of the ceilings was imported from France and the stained glass windows from Belgium. Be awesomed by the Religius Art at the old Cathedral Museum, by the walls made of adobe with Inca stone foundations extracted from the ruins at Pumapungo. Go up to the terrace in the New Cathedral and take awesome photos with the domes. Visit a clasic Herital House with some hidden art pictures.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off Entrance to the old Cathedral Entrance to the New Cathedral Entrance to the New Cathedral terrace

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine. You will climb 200 steps to reach the top of the Domo.

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