Cuenca Living

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  • CONVENT MUSEUM, LIFE IN A MONASTERY, CUENCA ECUADOR
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      Convent Museum 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...
  • DOCE DE ABRIL, ONE BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY IN CUENCA ECUADOR
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    Doce de Abril 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....
  • SEVEN CHURCH VISIT IN ONE NIGHT, POPULAR IN ECUADOR
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    Seven Church Tradition 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...
  • HOUSE CONCERT LUXURY 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.   House Concert 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...
  • MIGUEL ILLESCAS GALLERY, METAL AT ITS BEST, CUENCA ECUADOR
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    Miguel Illescas Miguel Illescas Art Gallery had its 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...
  • 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. The Cultural Unit of the University of Cuenca founded the museum in 1999. The museum has about 4,500 pieces but only a handful are displayed. They...