“Tourists recognize it by the smell,” says Gladys Vázquez, a rose vendor at Plaza de las Flores. Everyday, since 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cuencanos and tourists can enjoy the wonderful colors and smells at Plaza de las Flores, one of the main attractions of the Cuenca Centro Historico, visited by thousands every year. The plaza is in front of the Monasterio del Carmen de la Asunción, near by the Catedral de la Inmaculada and Parque Calderón. Cuencano authorities relocated the flowers vendors from Mercado 10 de Agosto to this plaza approximately 50 years ago, creating the Flowers Square Anyone…
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