The name of Turi (parish parish), comes from the indigenous word kuri, which means gold. It is located 10 minutes from the city center. It was founded on February 5, 1853 and born to ecclesiastical life on March 31 of the same year. The mountain of Turi, according to Inca history, was a place of worship of the gods.
It has a panoramic and unique view that allows you to observe the city in all its splendor, this place is a must stop for domestic and foreign tourists; It is known as "the balcony of Cuenca."
Turi has always been part of the city, and the city without Turi is incomplete, because the character of Cuenca is marked by the mountains that surround it. Its image is that of a viewpoint, but Turi also has other images: it is its own landscape, it has its own culture, an artisanal economy, and its own architecture of Cuenca located inside the parish.
The Turi area comprises three well-marked spaces: Turi-Centro, Ghuzho and Punta Corral. The first two constitute mixed cultural areas, while the third is indigenous.
How to get to the Mirador de Turi in Cuenca?
To get to this place, there are several alternatives, buses, taxis or tourist transport. From the Historic Center, Turi is 5.3 kilometers away. From Calderón Park, the double-decker buses are the transport for the tour of the city and whose final destination is Turi.
The parish has an element of great cultural significance, the Lord of Bethlehem Crucified with four nails, embedded in the mountain, carved in stone that recalls the romantic style of the time. This special place, which is located above the parish house, was a very important Cañari shrine.
According to previous tourist experiences, your visit at 5 and 6 in the afternoon is of great satisfaction; At this time we find a lot of movement in the commercial and nightlife venues such as bars and restaurants.
Among the iconic aspects of Cuenca are the New Cathedral and several church domes, the center, the lower part, the great avenues, parks and green spaces that confirm the beauty of this city, declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Tourists, thinkers, artists, lovers visit this place to clear their ideas and enjoy the panoramic view it offers.