Cuenca Ecuador Real Estate
Panama Hats, Colonial Heritage, Andean Culture, the U.S. dollar: Tastes of an Ecuadorian City
Ecuador’s Cuenca, a city of 300,000, sits in what passes for a valley in the Andes: It is 8,200 feet above sea level and flanked by still higher mountains.
It carries the legacy of Spanish occupation in its lovely Old Town, now a Unesco World Heritage Site.
And it is renowned as the home of the Panama hat — yes, the Panama hat.
Tourism centers on the Old Town, of course, and the starting point for sightseers must be the central Plaza Calderon, Read More...