Cuenca is the second largest city in Ecuador and is nestled high in the Andes Mountains at an altitude of just over 8,000 feet. This city is described as "the most European city in Ecuador" due to its architecture and rich history. This dazzling colonial city is known for its waterfront along the Tomebamba River, its central plaza with the famous 16th century blue-domed Catedral Nueva. Cuenca is a great site for students looking to immerse themselves in Latin American culture and practice their Spanish skills.
My favorite thing about Cuenca was...
Everything—I loved Cuenca! The local people and doctors were extremely warm and welcoming, the culture was rich, and the food—literally everywhere—was incredibly delicious!
-Caroline Doherty, Georgetown University '19