Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción
Also known as the ‘new cathedral,’ construction began on this vast cathedral only in 1885. Its giant domes of sky-blue Czech tile are...
Standing across the park from the new cathedral, the whitewashed El Sagrario is also known as the 'old cathedral.' Construction began in...
Church of El Carmen de la Asunción
The stark, white church just around the corner from Plaza de San Francisco was founded in 1682 and contrasts beautifully with the...
Teatro Casa de Cultura
Teatro Casa de Cultura screens recent movies.
Across from the main plaza, this is likely the best (and definitely the most popular) spot in town for a mammoth banana split or a...
Parque Calderón information
On one side of this park/plaza stands the whitewashed ‘old cathedral,’ also known as El Sagrario . Construction began in 1557, the year Cuenca was founded, and in 1739 La Condamine’s expedition used its towers as a triangulation point to measure the shape of the earth. It is now deconsecrated and serves as a religious museum and recital hall.