Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Yesterday, we arrived in the city of Cuenca,
which is Ecuador´s third largest city. It´s a
beautiful city that has an old Spanish colonial
past and feels very European. It´s also the
cultural capital of Ecuador, hosting a large
university and lots of foreign expatriates.
The center of the city is listed as a UNESCO
World Heritage Trust site because of its historical
buildings. Today we visited the Catedral Metropolitana
de la Inmaculada Concepción (pictured). It´s also
known as the ¨New Cathedral since it was built in
1880, as opposed to the Old Cathedral that was
builit in 1557. It can seat up to 9000 people!
Tomorrow more touring and getting a feel for the