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.
Best Time To Visit Cuenca
Cuenca can be visited at any time of year as the weather varies very little. Temperatures remain mostly the same year round and the city enjoys a spring like climate. June until September is the driest time of year with the least amount of rain falling over these months.
Weather Averages in Cuenca
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