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2019 november: Ecuador - Cuenca and El Cajas

The way further south led us to Cuenca, capital of the province of Azuay.

Plaza de Abdon Calderon, the center of the city, is home to all the must-see buildings, such as the New Cathedral and the government building. The city is characterized by its old colonial architecture.

The El Cajas National Park is located 30 km west of Cuenca in the highlands of Ecuador. It lies between 3,100 m and 4,500 m above sea level and the hilly landscape has more than 250 lakes and lagoons. We spent a full day hiking through this beautiful landscape.