Join us as we tour the New Cathedral Terrace before hopping on the Cuenca Ecuador City Bus Tour. The city bus takes us up to Turi Ecuador, which is home to the iconic white church and offers amazing views of Cuenca from high above the city. This is one of the best things to do in Cuenca!
Cuenca Ecuador City Bus Tour in a Double Decker Bus
The Cuenca Ecuador City Bus Tour, operated by Van Service Internacional, is a great way to get beautiful views of Cuenca and the Andes Mountains, as well as learn about Cuenca’s long and varied history. The tour guide speaks in both Spanish and English so us gringos can also understand.
We arrived at the City Bus Tour departure area in Parque Calderon a little before 1PM, but they take a lunch break during that time so we had to wait for the 2PM departure.
The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children, and they depart every 30 minutes starting at 9:30AM, except for 1PM and 1:30PM. The Turi bus tour takes about 1:45 minutes with 35 minutes to enjoy Turi. We haven’t taken the northern route yet. Look for that in a future video.
We’ve shown the Turi Church in several of our videos since we like to hike the stairs to Turi for exercise. Aren’t the views of Cuenca and the mountains just breathtaking?!
Since we had an hour to kill, we decided to hike up to the New Cathedral Terrace, which is open to the public. It costs $2 per person and there are lots of stairs. If you have physical issues, it might be a little too tough for you.
The views from the terrace are spectacular! And it’s really cool to be so close to the New Cathedral’s iconic blue domes. It’s well worth the price of admission and the copious stairs.
The inside of the New Cathedral is equally stunning. There are several altars around the perimeter dedicated to different important figures in the Catholic religion. There are always lots of people praying and soaking in the beauty of the church.
Watch Our Video About the City Bus Tour we Did in Cuenca, Ecuador
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