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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 1 week ago

This is probably the most popular park/square in Cuenca. There are a lot of trees and benches to sit and relax. On Sunday there was a live band and there seemed to be a lot going on on Sunday near the Cathedral. There is a...More

Thank dandddurango
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plaza Calderon is ringed by a picturesque historic cathedral and plenty of vintage architecture not to mention restaurants that serve everything from ice cream to local cuisine and nearby shops that sell crafts by local artisans. It's full of activity both day and night including...More

Thank ohioabogado
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Called Parque Calderon by the locals, it is across from the main (new) Cathedral. Named after a local boy who fought and died in the Battle of Pichincha, a decisive one against Spanish rule. It's a pleasant place to visit, sit on a bench and...More

Thank Profe_Walter
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Plaza Calderon, Cuenca's major central plaza, is a must see for anyone who visits the City. The plaza is always bustling with activity: pedestrians crossing through on their errands, people sitting and enjoying the sights, vendors with ice-cream and other treats, shoe-shines. During festivals the...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

This park represents the heart of Cuenca so please don't miss it. Sometimes, as yesterday evening, you can find young people dancing urban music (hip hop), which gives this place a special plus.

Thank DianaUIO
Reviewed 13 June 2018

very nice park in the center of El Centro with interesting churches and buildings around it to be explored. Check out the mural and current art exhibits at the Governors House opposite the park

Thank jocee
Reviewed 9 June 2018

The plaza is a natural center of Cuenca. It has a beautiful landscape, and it draws people in for festivals and hanging out every day. It's a remarkable place, and surrounding it are the two most important and scenic cathedrals in the city.

Thank brianhX1193UU
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

This is the beautiful plaza in the center of Cuenca known as El Centro. It is beautifully landscaped. There are various kinds of little shops around it. The flower market nearby is particularly pretty.

Thank Jonnie S
Reviewed 30 April 2018

It is a large and beautiful park. We were there before Christmas, and the park was wonderfully decorated. Folks of all ages enjoy this park. Around the park, there are a large number of great restaurants to enjoy. The "new" cathedral is on one corner...More

Thank hlew123
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

ice park to relax and also fre WiFi! Which is good when looking for your next place to explore in Cuenca! Nice view of the catherdal, and it’s a nice clean park!

Thank Sarah M
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ksuerick
3 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
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