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Cuenca's flowers market

A flowers market in a world heritage site

•type:

•interest:

CULTURAL

SQUARE

•location:
CUENCA CITY
•country:
ECUADOR
 

Cuenca's flowers market

GALLERY - 

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Santiago Rodríguez - Creative Commons Attribution
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Santiago Rodríguez - Creative Commons Attribution
Santiago Rodríguez - Creative Commons Attribution
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Santiago Rodríguez - Creative Commons Attribution
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Santiago Rodríguez - Creative Commons Attribution
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ABOUT - 

Cuenca's flowers market

Buying flowers was never as beautiful as in “Plaza de las Flores” or Cuenca's Flowers Market, World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in Ecuador. It is one of the most emblematic and outstanding urban spaces of the Historic Center of that Andean city. The market is a free space for pedestrians and it is surrounded by important buildings, such as the Church of Carmen, where the Divine Traveler Child (Divino Niño Viajero) is venerated, the Convent (cloister) of Carmen and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

 

But the real standout attraction in the Plaza is its flowers market, which makes it a charming place. In 2014, the uniqueness of the market placed it in the Top 10 of the most beautiful outdoor flowers markets in the world, denomination granted by the international magazine National Geographic.

 

The offer that can be find here is diverse, but mostly you will find roses, orchids or lilies. There is a dozen of tents that stand out by the explosion of the colors, the variety of flowers and aromas and the kindness of its merchants. Other destinations with which the Flowers Market of Cuenca can be compared are: Marché Aux Fleur (France); the Bloemenmarkt (Netherlands); Campo Dei Fiore (Italy); The Adderley Street Flower Market (South Africa); the Phool Mandi (India); and Pak Khlong Talat (Thailand).

 

The Carmen Church, which is part of the architectural complex of the Monastery of Carmen de la Asunción, next to the Plaza, is one of the majestic religious structures of Cuenca. It has a stone carved facade, which constitutes a magnificent example of Baroque art in the city, and inside it has a renaissance-style wooden structure, in which you can see interesting sculptures. The nuns of the cloister of the Carmen prepare medicinal drinks with flowers that are sold to the population in the stores that are next to the Market.

 

PRACTICAL - 

Cuenca's flowers market

ADDRESS OR VENUE

OPENING HOURS (or DATE if it is an event)

Mariscal Sucre and Padre Aguirre streets, Cuenca, Ecuador

  • Monday to sunday, from 08h00 to 18h00.

DISTANCE TO THE CLOSEST MAIN CITY

Cuenca city - 0km - 0miles.

DISTANCE TO CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Guayaquil city´s airport - 191km - 118miles.

PROFILE

• Interest:

CULTURAL

• Kind:

URBAN

• Min. visit time hours:

1

PLACE

• Class:

2550

• Altitude meters:

SQUARE

• Type:

8366

• Altitude feet:

• Max. visit time hours:

2

RELATED ACTIVITIES

RELEVANT CATEGORIES

VISITS:

  • Independient visit.

CULTURAL:

  • Attending flokloric events.

SPORTS:

  • Walking.

  • Running.

  • Biking.

  • Unesco World Cultural Heritage site.

  • Cultural National Heritage.

  • Historic district.

ENTRANCE FEE

  • There is no entrace fee.

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU

  • A camera.

  • A video camera.

  • A hat.

  • Sunscreen.

  • Clothing depending on the weather.

  • Comfortable shoes to walk.

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Cuenca's flowers market