Cuenca, Ecuador

What is Cuenca, Ecuador known for?


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are located nearby. *Monastery of El Carmen de Asuncion. In the atrium a colorful flower market supplements the beauty of the church which was founded in 1682. A sculpted stone façade and a golden pulpit make the church very attractive. *Monastery and Museum of La Concepcion, with 17th-century tombs and a complete collection of religious art. *House of the Ecuadorian Culture *Municipal Museum Remigio Crespo Toral *Museum of the Central Bank *Museum of the Aboriginal Cultures *Church of Santo

National Park *Azogues, the capital of Cañar Province, 29 kilometers from Cuenca. In this city of colonial atmosphere, one of the highlights is San Francisco's convent, built on the summit of a huaca (sacred mountain) of the prehispanic residents. *Cañar plantation, with a colorful market and the nearby ruins of Ingapirca (wall of Inca stone). Cañar plantation is located 65 kilometers from Cuenca and it is usually the starting point for the trips to the famous ruins that, according


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, hunting everything the Páramo offered them, and nomads, following the animals and seasons. Their culture is represented by tools such as arrows and spears, which have been found throughout the Andean (Andes) valley. The culture was most present about 5585 BC. Later the early indigenous people used the stable climate, fertile soil and abundant water to develop agriculture. They grew potatoes, melloco, chocho (Andean Lupin), squash (squash (plant)) and quinoa. They also


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the independentist cause. After some initial successes, which included the declaration of independence of Cuenca (Cuenca, Ecuador), on November 3, 1820, the Patriots suffered a costly defeat at the hands of the Royalist army at the Battle of Huachi (November 22, 1820), near Ambato (San Juan de Ambato), forcing the Patriots to retreat back to the coastal lowlands. The Sarayaku people have during the last few years made ecotourism a way of living. They try to preserve their distinctive characters as means in the tourism industry. After a founding process that took several years, the first semester of university studies in Sarayaku began in the fall of 2003. The program came through after close cooperation with the universities of Cuenca (Cuenca, Ecuador) and Lleida (Catalonia). The main purpose of the university program is to raise the quality of multicultural and multilingual education among the indigenous communities in the province of Pastaza. Through this program, they will in addition to developing their own educational resources, brush up on old knowledge concerning philosophy, Indian cosmo vision, cultural identity and cultural traditions. Mary's Ministries, ECDC, and NFL-YET The Ruiz family began their evangelism through the creation of Mary's Ministries, a lay Catholic organization that runs leadership faith camps, and proselytizes. Mary's Ministries has branches in Linares (Linares, Chile) Chile; Sullana (Sullana, Peru), and Lima, Peru; Cuenca (Cuenca, Ecuador), Ecuador; Hirador (Hirador, Colombia), Southern Colombia, Franca, Brazil; Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico and in the Mexican (Mexico) states (States of Mexico) of Coahuila and Durango. thumb 175px right A traditional representation of the Virgin Mary (Image:Blessed Virgin Mary.jpg) * "Pre-Columbian with fish", Larrés Drawing Museum, Aragón, Spain. * Contemporary Art Museum, Cuenca (Cuenca, Ecuador), Ecuador * Museum of Modern Art, Quito, Ecuador Cevallos was born in Cuenca (Cuenca, Ecuador), Ecuador. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, and his master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He taught Spanish (Spanish language) at University of Maine, then transferred to the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he became a full professor. Pan American Race Walking Cup Cuenca (Cuenca, Ecuador), Ecuador bgcolor "gold" 1st '''Estadio Alejandro Serrano Aguilar''' is a multi-purpose stadium in Cuenca, Ecuador. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches and is the home stadium of Club Deportivo Cuenca and Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Cuenca. The stadium holds 22,000 spectators and opened in 1945.


territorial dispute

into disorder. In 1941 the Ecuadorian Military found itself weak and disorganized; the by now long-lasting territorial dispute with Peru escalated into a major conflict, the Ecuadorian–Peruvian War of 1941 (Ecuadorian–Peruvian War). A much larger and better equipped Peruvian force quickly overwhelmed the Ecuadorian forces, driving them back and invading the Ecuadorian territory. Ecuador had no choice but to accept Peru's territorial claims and signed Peace treaty (Rio Protocol) in 1942


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to arrive in Guayaquil in February. Throughout 1821 Sucre was unable to take Quito, and by November both sides were exhausted and signed a 90-day armistice. The following year, at Battle of Pichincha on May 24, 1822, Sucre's Venezuelan forces finally conquered Quito. The territory of Gran Colombia was secure. The main focus now became neutralizing the formidable royalist base in Peru. thumb right The Spanish Historical Center in Quito (File:Quito-San Diego-01.jpg), Ecuador Ecuador was inhabited with numerous civilizations which constructed the ethnic cultural background of Ecuador years before the Inca Empire.Many civilizations rose throughout Ecuador, such as the Chorre and the Valdivia Culture Valdivia , the latter of which spans its existence before any civilization in the Americas. The most notable groups that existed in Ecuador before, and during the Inca conquest were the Quitus (near present-day Quito), the Cañari (in present-day Cuenca (Cuenca, Ecuador)), and the Las Vegas Culture (near Guayaquil). Each civilization developed its own distinguished architecture, pottery, and religious beliefs, while others developed archaeologically disputed systems of writing (an achievement the Incas did not achieve). After years of fierce resistance, the Cañari succumbed to the Inca expansion, and were assimilated loosely under the Inca Empire. The Inca (Inca people) were an advanced society which originated in Peru, and established a great empire within one century. It dominated Peru and extended as far as Bolivia and central Chile, as well as Ecuador. To communicate with each other they developed stone-paved highways spanning thousands of miles used by messengers. These messengers passed each other records of the empire's status, which are sometimes thought to have been encoded in a system of knots called ''quipu''. Remarkably, the Cañari, Quitus, and Caras were able to hold back ''Tupac-Yupanqui'' for years, though they proved less successful against his son, Huayna Capac. After conquering Ecuador, Huayna Capac imposed upon the tribes the use of the Quechua (or ''Kichwa'') language, ''lingua franca'' of the Inca and still widely spoken in Ecuador. The Cañaris were the strongest, and fiercest group in Ecuador to fall, and after their collapse and subsequent assimilation, the conquest of lands north became easier. The origin of the Anostomidae can be quite confidently placed in the Paleogene, and somewhat less securely in late Paleogene, based on various evidence. For one thing, the biogeography of the family, with some very basal taxa found west of the Andes, indicates that it was already well distinct when the northern part of that mountain range uplift (Tectonic uplift)ed at the end of the Middle Miocene about 12 million years ago (mya). Then, there is some scant but highly informative fossil evidence assigned to this family: a premaxillary tooth was found in the Colombian Villavieja Formation "La Venta formation" in Sidlauskas & Vari (2008) is the old name. and dated to the Laventan age about 13.5-11.5 mya, while some pharyngeal teeth and other jaw parts found near Cuenca, Ecuador in the Cuenca basin (Cuenca basin (geology)) (a structural basin Pan American Race Walking Cup Cuenca (Cuenca, Ecuador), Ecuador bgcolor "gold" 1st '''Estadio Alejandro Serrano Aguilar''' is a multi-purpose stadium in Cuenca, Ecuador. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches and is the home stadium of Club Deportivo Cuenca and Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Cuenca. The stadium holds 22,000 spectators and opened in 1945.


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Ecuador. Jima is located at the base of two beautiful green mountains at 8,800 feet. Hikes for all skill levels are available including a three day hike from the peaks of the Andes mountains down into the lush tropical rainforest of the Amazon basin. *Gualaceo *Chordeleg. Less than 50 kilometers from Cuenca, it is a town of Cañari origin, known for its weavers (weaving), embroiderers (Embroidery) and potters (pottery). In the same area there is a stone corridor in snake form, built in pre-Inca time, known for gold and silver smiths and local jewelry. thumb View of Cajas National Park (File:Cajasview ecuador.jpg) *El Cajas, a national park where the rivers, streams, and lagoons seem to unite to create a temple of nature, in which the altitude varies from 3500 to 4200 meters above sea level. It is a place for bird watchers (bird watching) and trout fishermen (fishing). thumb left Lacs en miroir (Mirrored lakes) in Cajas National Park (File:Ecuador cajas national park.jpg) *Azogues, the capital of Cañar Province, 29 kilometers from Cuenca. In this city of colonial atmosphere, one of the highlights is San Francisco's convent, built on the summit of a huaca (sacred mountain) of the prehispanic residents. *Cañar plantation, with a colorful market and the nearby ruins of Ingapirca (wall of Inca stone). Cañar plantation is located 65 kilometers from Cuenca and it is usually the starting point for the trips to the famous ruins that, according to the experts, were used to control the native Cañaris. Stores, bathrooms, a tambo for the Inca, a temple dedicated to the sun, they are part of Ingapirca that was built in the 15th century by orders of Huayna Capac. Transport Bus station Cuenca's inter-provincial bus station, called the Terminal Terrestre as it is in most cities, is well organized and clean. It is located on Avenida España in the northeastern corner of the city, a twenty-minute walk or a brief taxi ride from the historic center. Also, many City buses provide frequent service as indicated by the "Terminal Terrestre" placard on the windshield. A guide to using the City buses, maps of the routes and an online trip planner can be found at CuencaTransit.com Buses arrive and depart throughout the day. Service is available to major cities, such as Guayaquil and Quito and also to nearby cities such as Loja, Riobamba, or Machala. The distance to Guayaquil is 243  km. and the bus takes nearly 4 hours on the highway Durán-Pto.Inca-Molleturo (I582W), a scenic ride through the Cajas National Park. Quito is 497 km from Cuenca and the trip takes around 10 hours on the Road Pan-American Highway (I35N). Many prefer to travel by bus at night. Those who choose to travel overnight should exercise caution due to reported bus hijacks which have resulted in armed robbery. Airport The airport, named Aeropuerto Mariscal Lamar (Mariscal Lamar Airport), is located due east of the Terminal Terrestre (bus station) on Avenida España. It's a 5-minute walk from the bus station. Four airlines currently serve Cuenca; AeroGal, LAN Ecuador, and TAME fly to Quito daily while Línea Aérea Cuencana (no longer operating as of November 2013) and TAME fly to Guayaquil. This is Ecuador's third busiest airport. Over 1,400,000 passenger a year pass through its gates. International relations Pan American Race Walking Cup Cuenca (Cuenca, Ecuador), Ecuador bgcolor "gold" 1st '''Estadio Alejandro Serrano Aguilar''' is a multi-purpose stadium in Cuenca, Ecuador. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches and is the home stadium of Club Deportivo Cuenca and Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Cuenca. The stadium holds 22,000 spectators and opened in 1945.


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, cultural acts and dances are organized. The nearby Cañar plantation (in the county of the same name) features the biggest Inca ruins in Ecuador. Landmarks *Old Cathedral (Old Cathedral of Cuenca) (Iglesia de El Sagrario). Built in 1557, the edifice eventually became too small for the town's attendants. In 1880, a new cathedral was built as the replacement. The old cathedral, no longer consecrated, has been restored and used as a museum. * New Cathedral of Cuenca New Cathedral


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, they will in addition to developing their own educational resources, brush up on old knowledge concerning philosophy, Indian cosmo vision, cultural identity and cultural traditions. Mary's Ministries, ECDC, and NFL-YET The Ruiz family began their evangelism through the creation of Mary's Ministries, a lay Catholic organization that runs leadership faith camps, and proselytizes. Mary's Ministries has branches in Linares (Linares, Chile) Chile; Sullana (Sullana, Peru), and Lima

Cuenca, Ecuador

thumb right Cuenca City Hall in Bolivar Street (File:Municipio de Cuenca (Ecuador).jpg)

The city of '''Cuenca''' — in full, '''Santa Ana de los cuatro ríos de Cuenca''' — is the capital of the Azuay Province (Azuay Province, Ecuador). It is located in the highland (highland (geography))s of Ecuador at about 2500 meters above sea level. The center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Trust site (World Heritage Site) because of its many historical buildings.

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