The first Church in Cuenca is located here, now under major renovation. In 2005, there was an electrical fire that did alot of damage and the Church was also suffering from neglect and huge maintenance issues. This fix-up project began a few years ago, and is expected to finish sometime next year. We can hardly wait to see this old Church restored to its former glory!
So much history...it's where the first Catholic Mass was held in 1540. The Church is also the location of one of the original corners of Old Cuenca, marked with a cross.
Walking the neighborhood from Calle Larga toward the Square, you can see all the old adobe buildings still in use, in various stages of repair.
We always delight at the renovation projects of these old beauties!
We didn't get a good pic of the Church itself this time. When we first visited Cuenca, the Church was wrapped all in blue construction tarps; these have been removed recently. We'll have to walk out several blocks and try later.
It's a huge Church and absolutely stunning!