Are you passionate about history? Then you are in the perfect place. Cuenca is one of the few Latin-American cities able to preserve its “City Charter,” or Foundation Document. The 461 years old text is part of the City Hall Book, which includes a portrait of Marqués de Cañete Andrés Hurtado de Mendoza, the founder of the city of Cuenca, on the back cover. The City Hall Book is on view in the Historical Archives of the city, in the Remigio Crespo Toral Museum. The 461-year -old Instructions for the layout of the city include, “ A checkerboard pattern, and…
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