One of our favorite places in Cuenca is the flower market.
I enjoy visiting the flower market regularly because I’ve noticed that Bryan and Drew find it very hard to resist buying me roses.
Prettiest Spot In Cuenca?
Cuenca is a city full of culture and beauty with it’s beautiful parks and architecture. But if I were asked where the prettiest spot in Cuenca is I would have to say the flower market.
Selling at the flower market looks like a nice job. I’m sure there is a lot of hard work involved and some worry about selling “fresh” flowers, but this looks pretty good to me. Sitting outside surrounded by beautiful flowers, meeting people and seeing their day brightened by your flowers!
Cuenca’s Flower Market Video
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There are so many different kinds of flowers in a relativity small area, so much color and a fresh smell that picks you up. I can’t help but feel happy walking through the flower market.
The Atmosphere at Cuenca’s Flower Market
The atmosphere is gorgeous as well.
People linger and mingle among the flower stands, smiling and smelling, pointing and picking up the flowers, arranging them into beautiful bouquets.
There is a fountain nearby where many like to stop, splash around a bit and cool off. We see older gentlemen sitting across from the market playing cards laughing and visiting.
The flower market makes such a lovely setting people can’t resist taking photos. We’ve seen film crews there a few times as well.
There is a nice spot to sit under a tree and take it all in.
You can buy flowers separately and make your own arrangement or pick from the many arrangements on display. A dozen roses cost around $2.00.
How To Find The Flower Market
The flower market is located near Parque Calderon - just a block away. You’ll find it on Calle Sucre in the Plazoleta del Carmen, in front of the church El Carmen de la Asunción across from the New Cathedral. It’s located between Parque Calderon and the San Francisco market. Just past the San Francisco market you’ll find Casa de la Mujer, so the flower market makes a nice stop while sightseeing and shopping.
What do you think? Is the flower market the prettiest spot in Cuenca?