Cuenca Local Customs

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    Panama hat display in a Cuenca bar
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  • Local Customs
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  • Local Customs
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Most Viewed Local Customs in Cuenca

  • 1. Barber shops street

    Cuenca is nice to stroll after daylight, the city turned differently at night, is never dark in Cuenca, the whole city is nicely lit. After having dinner, we decide to walk around we took every time a...

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  • 2. Viva Cuenca!

    On 2nd November each year Cuenca, like the rest of Ecuador, celebrates the Feast of All Souls or Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), and a day later on...

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  • 3. Día de los Muertos

    The Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is commemorated in Ecuador as in many South and Central American countries, although not to the same extent as in...

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  • 4. Two plaits, straw hats

    If you have been elsewhere in Ecuador before arriving in Cuenca you will have seen plenty of people, especially women, wearing the often-colourful traditional...

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  • 5. "Panama" hats

    In many accounts I read of visits to Cuenca, here on VT or elsewhere, a trip to a “Panama” hat factory was mentioned, so I was quite pleased that one was...

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  • 6. A traditional craftsman

    Leaving the Plaza San Sebastián by its south eastern corner Wilson led us down a street of small traditional houses, far less grand than most of those nearer...

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  • 7. The Rio Tomebamba

    The Tomebamba river flows through the city of Cuenca and its banks are a great place to take a stroll. Besides the quaint riverside houses and tree covered...

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  • 8. Rio Tomobamba

    As with most towns, natural water is always a big attraction. Cuenca doesn’t have a big lake nor is it a seaside resort but it does have a swiftly running river...

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