Cuenca Living

Cuenca Ecuador is one of the best places to live as an Expat. It was voted the number one spot for expats 3 years in a row. It is located at an elevation of 8500 feet making for a temperate climate year round.

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Cuenca Zoo, Rare and Surprising Animal Haven in Ecuador

Cuenca Zoo The Cuenca Zoo or more precisely, the Amaru Zoologico Bioparque is a unique zoo that is both physically challenging but a most wonderful experience. Mountainside Zoo I’ve been to many zoos all over the US including the San Diego and Cincinnati but never to one that is set up like the Cuenca Zoo. This is …

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Seven Chruch Visit in One Night, Popular in Cuenca Ecuador

Seven Church Tradition There is a tradition here in Cuenca and around the world in urban Catholic communities to do a seven church visit on the evening of Holy Thursday (the night before Good Friday). The history of this tradition is not clear. The pilgrimage to each church may correspond to the seven stations of …

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Miguel Illescas Gallery, Metal at its Best, Cuenca Ecuador

Miguel Illescas Miguel Illescas Art Gallery had its grand opening last week which my wife and I attended. What a wonderful display of art. I have to say that we were a little biased since my art instructor, Alberto Soriano, was displaying some of his oil work. The artists were present along with many other …

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Medical Museum, Creepy and Fascinating in Cuenca Ecuador

Medical Museum The Medical Museum (or more accurately, Museum of the History Society of Medicine) presents a history of medicine through a selection of old devices used over the years by doctors, surgeons, dentists, apothecaries, and their patients. The entrance to this museum is off of Dose de Abril at the west end of Military …

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Archeological Museum, University of Cuenca’s Ancient Relics

We found this archeological museum after we decided to check out the beautiful School of Medicine building on Dose de Abril near Solano Ave. The Cultural Unit of the University of Cuenca founded the museum in 1999. The museum has about 4,500 pieces but only a handful are displayed. They rotate the exhibits. Archeological Museum …

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