Cuenca Living

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  • CONVENT MUSEUM, LIFE IN A MONASTERY, CUENCA ECUADOR
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    The Convent Museum (Museo del Monasterio de las Conceptas) has a very non-descriptive entrance. Once you go through the doors, the size of the monastery is incredible, taking up almost an entire city block. The museum, founded in 1599, will enlighten you to the life and customs of the nuns...
  • DOCE DE ABRIL, ONE BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY IN CUENCA ECUADOR
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    Doce de Abril (or the 12th of April) is the holiday in Cuenca that celebrates the birth of the city.  The Spanish settlement of Cuenca was founded on April 12, 1557.  This year marks the 459th anniversary.  The celebration occurs for a week that ends on the 12th.   Lots of...
  • POPULAR SEVEN CHURCH VISIT IN ONE NIGHT, ECUADOR
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    There is a tradition here in Cuenca and around the world in urban Catholic communities to do a seven church visit on the evening of Holy Thursday (the night before good Friday).  The history of this tradition is not clear.  The pilgrimage to each church may correspond to the seven...
  • LUXURY HOUSE CONCERT WITH WORLD CLASS MUSICIANS
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    Only in Cuenca can you have world class musicians play Vivaldi at your house concert party for a small donation of appreciation. We went to a friends house who hosted one of these events, and it was fantastic.   Led by Daniel Brito Acosta (Pianist), Violinist and a Cellist, the trio sounded...
  • MIGUEL ILLESCAS GALLERY, METAL AT ITS BEST, CUENCA ECUADOR
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    Miguel Illescas Art Gallery had it's grand opening last week which my wife and I attended. What a wonderful display of art. I have to say that we were a little biased since my art instructor, Alberto Soriano, was displaying some of his oil work.  The artists were present along...
  • ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF CUENCA’S ANCIENT RELICS
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    We found this archeological museum after we decided to check out the beautiful School of Medicine building on Dose de Abril near Solano Ave. We were drawn to check this place out because of the grand columns that line the entranceway. We were not expecting to find a museum, but...