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Cuenca’s San Blas Plaza

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Cuenca’s San Blas Plaza sits at the far eastern end of the historical district. It’s directly in front of San Blas church which sits at the end of Simon Bolivar.

Cuenca's San Blas Plaza Cuenca's San Blas Plaza

Of all the plaza’s in the historical district this is probably my favorite. Calderon is nice but this plaza is the only one in the historical district that to me feels like a neighborhood. The stores and shops that surround the plaza are places you would expect to find in a neighborhood as opposed to a tourist location. For the residents just about everything you need on a day to day basis can be found here or close by.

Cuenca's San Blas Plaza Cuenca's San Blas Plaza

The plaza itself is huge but is very roomy with alot of wide open areas. Like most plaza’s in Cuenca it has a fountain in the middle.

Cuenca's San Blas Plaza Cuenca's San Blas Plaza

Cuenca's San Blas Plaza Cuenca's San Blas Plaza

Cuenca has alot of parades throughout the year in the historical district and almost all of them start here. They start at San Blas Plaza and then proceed west on Simon Bolivar going past the northern side of parque Calderon.

The biggest crowds for parade watching in the historical district are always at parque Calderon. If you want see a parade in an area that’s not crowded at all head to San Blas Plaza, that’s what I’ve been doing lately.

Cuenca's San Blas Plaza Cuenca's San Blas Plaza

I live in south Cuenca but if I ever move to the historical district it will probably be around Cuenca’s San Blas Plaza.

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Paul Acee

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Retired and living in Ecuador.

One Comment

  1. It looks even more park-like than most parts of Cuenca you’ve shown us before. Peaceful, too.

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