Cuenca is the third largest city in Ecuador, surrounded by the Andean Mountains. It is undoubtedly the centre of culture and art in Ecuador.
The impressive churches in the old centre are dating back to the 16th to 17th century; this is the city of churches with 52 churches, one for every Sunday! Being in the historical centre, you might get the impression that time has stood still. The inhabitants of Cuenca are conservative, traditions and customs are connected to a modern life in a harmonizing way.