Guide of Cuenca, ECUADOR

Information about Cuenca

Cuenca is a city in Ecuador and capital of the Azuay province. It is also the third largest city in Ecuador.
The city of Cuenca is located at 2,538 meters above sea level and has a population of approximately 600,000 inhabitants, distributed over 5,730 hectares.

It is called The Athens of Ecuador for its architecture, cultural diversity, contribution to the Ecuadorian arts, sciences and letters, and for being the birthplace of many famous people in Ecuadorian society.

The cobbled streets and colonial architecture are some of the many things that stand out in the beautiful city of Cuenca Ecuador. A few years ago it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

History of Cuenca

According to the archaeological and anthropological remains, found in Chobshi and Cubilán, it is known that the first inhabitants of the area date from the year 8060 BC. C., who were nomadic hunters and gatherers. Its presence extends until approximately the year 5580 a. C., from that date the human settlements disappear and it is not until 2000 a. C. that companies reappear.

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