Escursioni a Cuenca: The tour begins with a visit to the city’s Historic Center: San Sebastian, a picturesque and traditional neighborhood of Cuenca, houses the Modern Art Museum, where the famous International Biennial of Painting takes place permanently.
Also, tourists visit the Calderon Park (central park), the Flower Plaza, the Church “del Carmen”. They visit the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, best known as the “New Cathedral, ” considered as of the biggest churches in Latin America.
There is also a visit to the Cathedral “El Sagrario, ” commonly known as the “Old Cathedral, ” the city’s first Cathedral. Afterwards, tourists visit a Paja Toquilla Hat Factory, where they observe the elaboration process of the finest hats.
Visit an artisan ceramist, where tourists will have a one-hour ceramics class. It’s okay not to have any experience! The teacher will share his/her knowledge and techniques. The piece will be baked in the afternoon and delivered to the hotel the following day.
The route continues with the visit to the “Barranco, ” which constitutes a communion between architecture and the natural environment. The houses are attached to the incline, displaying their majesty and charm.
The visit is finished at the “Mirador de Turi” (scenic viewpoint) where the landscape of a valley full of red roofs and church domes is framed by imposing mountains.
Visit Central Bank Museum, or Conceptas Museum, Aboriginal Cultures Museum (3 options to choose from)
Visit Hat Factory
Turi scenic viewpoint. Visit the Gallery “Eduardo Vega” (Cuenca ceramist and designer recognized nationally and internationally)
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the Macondo Hostal, Carvallo Hotel, Santa Lucía Hotel, Victoria Hotel, Mansión Alcazar Hotel and Posada del Angel Hostal. It is important that you contact the supplier 1 day beforehand to confirm pick-up times.
Duration: 8 hours.
Start/opening time: 9am.
End/closing time: 5pm.
Languages: Spanish and English.