Old Colonial Cuenca is filled with homes and buildings dating back to colonial times. All it takes is a leisurely walk along the streets of old town to put yourself in front of a commercial building, a church, or an old home that exemplifies the long lost desire to have beauty for the sake of beauty alone.
Though life on the streets is fascinating, look up above the clutter of stores at street level. It doesn’t take much of a stretch of your imagination to picture what Cuenca must have looked like a hundred or more years ago.
These photos show just a small percentage of the dozens and dozens of buildings that are today proudly kept in a grand style and are as beautiful as they were long ago.
Someday, we'll do a posting on the old churches of Cuenca but as there are 53 of them it will be a big project.