Ecuador — Cuenca; Cathedrals and Calderón Park


Old Cuenca Cathedral

We arrived into Cuenca, Ecuador, late in the afternoon on Tuesday, 16 February, 2016. This evening we were on our own, or we could choose to meet up for dinner with several from our tour much later that evening. Ursula and I decided to hit the streets on our own. We began at Cuenca’s two cathedrals, which are on separate ends of the Calderón Park. Calderón Park is named for Abdón Calderón, who fought for Ecuadorian independence.

Memorial to Abdón Calderón in Calderón Park

Across from the west side of Calderón Park sits the Old Cuenca Cathedral, while to the east is the New Cuenca Cathedral. Below we begin with photos of the Old Cathedral, or Iglesia del Sagrario (Church of the Shrine) as it is known:

Old Cuenca Cathedral — Church of the Shrine

Old Cuenca Cathedral

Below are photos of the New Cathedral, which is named Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción):

New Cuenca Cathedral — Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

New Cuenca Cathedral

New Cuenca Cathedral

Southeast of the park, directly across the street from the New Cathedral, is another magnificent structure worthy of some photographic time. This is the Superior Court of Cuenca:

Cuenca Superior Court

Cuenca Superior Court

Cuenca Superior Court

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3 responses to “Ecuador — Cuenca; Cathedrals and Calderón Park

  1. It has been wonderful following your trip to Ecuador! I have enjoyed the photos of places I have not seen for 30 years. Very nostalgic for me, Thank you! 🙂

  2. Wonderful post and lovely pictures

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