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Cuenca Sights and Landmarks Guide, Ecuador

Cuenca has always been one of the very famous tourist attractions in Ecuador. It was due to the famous historical monuments and the great natural tourist hot spots that UNESCO tagged it World Heritage Site. We are sure that the grid layout, compactness, and the symmetry of various monuments will leave you mesmerized.

Cuenca Sights-Old Cathedral

It was 1557 when this monument was built and opened for the general public. Once the city started to grow authorities found this cathedral very small and hence in 1880 they replaced it with a larger building. Nowadays, this building is no longer used as a cathedral but a museum for tourists. It is a must visit place for those who love history, as you get the chance to enjoy the awesome architecture of this monument and the great collection of artifacts collected in this museum.

Cuenca Sights-Jima for Hiking Lovers

Located in the Southern Ecuador, Jima is a famous community for those who love hiking. Its altitude is around 8,800 feet and it is located in between two huge mountains thus increasing its natural beauty. Facilities for every tourist are available over here. The best know package is the 3 day hiking which starts from the top of the Andes Mountains and ends at the thick green Amazon Basin. It actually fills your tour with ultimate adventure. A must try for every tourist.

Cuenca Sights-El Cajas to Enjoy the Ultimate Touch of Beauty

This is the place where all lagoons, streams, and various rivers merge into one another to create a sight which you wouldn’t find in any part of the planet. The altitude of this national park varies between 3,500 feet and 4,200 feet. Those who love bird watching or fishing must visit it at least once.

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