Cuenca Living

Chordeleg Ecuador, Exclusive Silver Shopping at its Best

Chordeleg Our half day trip to Chordeleg to do some silver jewelry shopping with our 2 out of town female friends was well worth it. Everyone left with some great buys. If you haven't heard of Chordeleg, it's a city that's a little over an hour outside of Cuenca ($2...

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Ingapirca, A Visit to the Amazing Yet Powerful Past

Ingapirca Ingapirca (meaning "Inca Wall") is the largest and most well-known ruins of Ecuador. Only a couple hour drive from Cuenca, Ingapirca contains the history and culture of the Cañari and Inca's. Most people know of the Inca's and their conquests but this time,...

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Turi, High Atop, Unsurpassed View of Cuenca Ecuador

Turi If you're in Cuenca, then you can't help but notice the white church that sits south at the top of the mountain in the city of Turi. A trip to Turi is a popular one even though there's not a lot to do. Panoramic View A simple taxi ride to the top will cost you...

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Pumapungo – Incan Archaeological Site in Cuenca Ecuador

Museum with Shrunken Heads Exhibit Most people in Cuenca know of the Pumapungo Museum as the museum with the shrunken heads.  But did you know that they have a "backyard"?   A backyard of an incredible archaeological site, a garden, and an aviary. The word Pumapungo...

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Convent Museum, Life in a Monastery, Cuenca Ecuador

Convent Museum The Convent Museum (Museo del Monasterio de las Conceptas) has a very non-descriptive entrance. Once you go through the doors, the size of the monastery is incredible, taking up almost an entire city block. The museum, founded in 1599, will enlighten...

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New Cathedral – Fascinating Tour in Cuenca Ecuador

New Cathedral The most iconic pictures of Cuenca are those of the blue domes of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception or affectionately referred to as the New Cathedral by Cuencanos. This Cathedral is not to be confused with the "old" cathedral across the...

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