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Cuenca is an atmospheric renaissance town with a relaxed feel to it. The architecture is captivating and the people friendly. There are 16th Century churches, grand houses and ornate squares. Walk along any of the town’s narrow cobbled streets and at every corner you will be rewarded by a different and equally charming scene.

The important Inca site of Ingapirca is nearby; it offers a fantastic insight into their culture and way of life. Founded on a hilltop, the construction technique was the same as can be seen in neighbouring Peru.