Cuenca Walking Tour

Cuenca’s colonial ambience and thriving old town is best experienced on foot. Our Cuenca walking tour weaves its way through the old town center, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, to show you the main sights of the city.


Description

Our Cuenca walking tour is ideal for getting a feel for the city. Your guide will show you Cuenca’s main attractions including the Museum of Modern Art, New Cathedral and the famed local flower market, passing by magnificent churches, beautiful old buildings with wrought iron balconies and carved wooden doors, art galleries, workshops and more.
 

This tour includes

· A bilingual (English/Spanish) guide
· All entrance fees
 

This tour does not includes

· Travel insurance
· Tips
· Any other service not mentioned herein

Highlights

Plaza de las Flores
Located next to the New Cathedral and Carmen de la Asunción Church, this square is known for its daily flower market. Here you can buy a wide variety of fresh flowers including arum lilies and lush tropical blooms, plants and bouquets which set the cobbled town square ablaze with color.
Museum of Modern Art
Restored in 1982 the Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno is located on the captivating plaza de San Sebastián and is worth a visit if only for the building itself and its lovely courtyards. Besides its permanent collection, it has temporary exhibitions of Ecuadorian and international modern art.
New Cathedral
The New Cathedral, otherwise known as La Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción, is clearly visible from all over Cuenca and its sky-blue domes have become symbols of the city. It flanks the west side of Parque Calderon, Cuenca’s central plaza. One of its main features are the stained-glass windows by Basque artists Guillermo Larrázabal and ornate gold high altar.
El Barranco
The barranco is the name given to the buildings that hang above the rushing River Tomebamba which is flanked by a grassy riverside and gorgeous colonial buildings. The river can be accessed from the center of Cuenca via three stone stairways and one of the main features is the Puente Roto (broken bridge), the remains of an old stone bridge that once crossed the river.

Rates

# passengers Price (per person)
1 $38
2 $24
3 $18
4-5 $16
6-26 $14