Plaza de San Sebastián

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Plaza de San Sebastián information

Location
Cuenca , Ecuador
Address
cnr Mariscal Sucre & Talbot
Parque Miguel León
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Marking the western edge of the historical center, the quiet Plaza de San Sebastián is anchored by the 19th-century Church of San Sebastián . In 1739, when this plaza was still used for bullfights, it was a mob of cuencanos (folks from Cuenca) – not the bull – who mauled a member of La Condamine’s geodesic expedition here, apparently because of an affair with a local woman.