Cuenca Travel Guide
Charming and culturally rich Cuenca is a warren of cobblestone streets and grand colonial architecture. The famous skyline is studded with tall church steeples and the recognisable red tiled roofs. There are 52 historic churches in the city but the New Cathedral is perhaps the most impressive with its huge blue and white domes. As the birth place of the iconic Panama hat there is a strong tradition of craftsmanship in the city with many different markets selling authentic hand made goods. With its winding rivers, peaceful plazas, excellent museums and quality bars and restaurants, Cuenca is an essential stop on any Ecuador itinerary.
With winding rivers, quiet cobbled streets and tranquil plazas filled with daily flower markets, Cuenca is Ecuador's most romantic city
Best months to visit Cuenca
Cuenca can be visited at any time of year as the weather varies very little. October until May is meant to be the wetter half of the year, but it can and will rain at any time of year.
Best reasons to visit Cuenca
With its many art galleries, museums, markets and quiet streets, Cuenca is best explored on foot. Outside of the city there are also some excellent sites. Here are our highlights for Cuenca and the surrounding area.