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Plaza Abdon Calderon

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Address: Benigno Malo y Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador

The main city square of Cuenca is dominated by the magnificent Catedral de...

The main city square of Cuenca is dominated by the magnificent Catedral de la Immaculada (New Cathedral).

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We bought ice cream a few times next to the cathedral and sat on a bench in the park. As it is safe we enjoyed looking at the cathedral and people watching while we ate our ice... read more

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We bought ice cream a few times next to the cathedral and sat on a bench in the park. As it is safe we enjoyed looking at the cathedral and people watching while we ate our ice cream.

Thank Jullisa
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great area just to stroll through the city center shops and have a nice lunch or just sit on a bench and relax

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at the center of Cuenca. It is the typical South American plaza. Beautiful, well conserved, clean, impeccable railings, metal benches, etc. A nice place to enjoy an afternoon, but ideal at night as ilumination and ambience is nicer. You can visit the old and new cathedrals, museums, restaurants, Government offices, Palace of Justice and other sites. Recommended.

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Very tranquil and well kept park. Nice area downtown. Grab some coffee and just sit on one of the benches and enjoy the area. Beautiful spot for pictures as well.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Plaza Calderon is nice to sit and people watch, read, or eat gelato from Angelus. It also seems to be the meeting place and drop-off point for the city tour buses.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017

While it is not a specific tourist activity, we have been through this plaza repeatedly. It is not crowded, and I enjoyed the idea of sitting at the bench and watching people pass by. Many of the people were older men, and you can get some AWESOME icecream for less than a dollar. If you have some extra time in... More 

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North Carolina
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

One of the best plazas in South America with loads of places to sit, people watch, relax, and enjoy the culture of Cuenca Ecuador. Make time to spend in the heart of this gorgeous city in the Andes.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

One can take a breather from seeing other local sights here. The tourist office is nearby - be sure and ask them for a map of Cuenca. Some there also speak English. Lots of restaurants nearby as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Interesting plaza surrounded by a park, basilica, commercial buildings and eateries. The architecture surrounding is a mixture of old and new.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Can't miss this spot if visiting Cuenca. Many food spots around the area, also some great places to enjoy ice cream!

Thank William E

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