
// SEPTEMBER 2016
Unspoiled Beauty
Thessaloniki
Bogotá
Bogotá
Cartagena de Indias
Cartagena
Quito
Otavalo
Sigchos
Laguna de Quilitoa
Alausi
Sibambe
Alausi
Cuenca
Guayaquil
Frankfurt
Zipaquirá
Zero point
Quito
Cotopaxi National Park
El Nariz del Diablo

Cuenca


25th of September
A “poem city”!!!

The sun was bright when we arrived in Cuenca, the third largest city of the country, founded in the 16nth century on the ruins of the Tomebamba settlement of the Incas, at the fertile all green banks of the homonymous Tomebamba River.
We found our hotel, Hotel Boutique Santa Lucia and then went for a walk so as to discover which were those unique characteristics that have classified this city among the most beautiful in the Andes…

We explored it, while walking on its cobbled streets and seeing the little houses with their red-tiled roofs and the wrought iron balconies, the pretty squares, the colonial mansions, the amazing buildings of the 16nth century and the two cathedrals: the Old Cathedral of Cuenca and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, (both located on Calderón Square). We walked on Calle Luis Cordero (Luis Cordero Street) and Calle Mariscal Sucre, where we saw exquisite buildings of the 17nth and 18nth century. We also visited the Flower Market (Plaza de las Flores) and Iglesia del Carmen de la Asuncion.
 


We photographed it all…  

The narrow cobbled streets, the squares, the beautiful facades, the picturesque balconies and the gardens too… Everything, really, that gives to Cuenca its exceptional atmosphere and makes it one of the most beautiful cities in the country. We came to the undeniable conclusion that Cuenca is a city/poem and also one of the architectural treasures of South America!!!

 

 

Country: Colombia
Date: 2016
Route: Colombia-Ecuador
Cities: Thessaloniki, Bogotá, Bogotá, Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Quito, Otavalo, Laguna de Limpiopungu, Sigchos, Laguna de Quilitoa, Latacunga, Alausi, Sibambe, Alausi, Cuenca, Guayaquil
Duration: 10
Difficulty:
Population: 49.473.456
Rating:
comments
VIEW
comments
VIEW
Country: Colombia
Date: 2016
Route: Colombia-Ecuador
Cities: Thessaloniki, Bogotá, Bogotá, Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Quito, Otavalo, Laguna de Limpiopungu, Sigchos, Laguna de Quilitoa, Latacunga, Alausi, Sibambe, Alausi, Cuenca, Guayaquil
Duration: 10
Difficulty:
Population: 49.473.456
Rating:
comments
VIEW
Country: Colombia
Date: 2016
Route: Colombia-Ecuador
Cities: Thessaloniki, Bogotá, Bogotá, Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Quito, Otavalo, Laguna de Limpiopungu, Sigchos, Laguna de Quilitoa, Latacunga, Alausi, Sibambe, Alausi, Cuenca, Guayaquil
Duration: 10 days
Difficulty:
Population: 49.473.456
Rating:
comments
VIEW