Cuenca is a lovely city located in the highlands of Ecuador. The city is surrounded by mountains, and is incredibly lush and beautiful. Four rivers run through Cuenca, making it an incredible city to photograph. Aside from Cuenca’s natural beauty, the city if dotted with dozens of historical sights. The most popular landmark is the Cathedral of the Inmaculada Concepción. This stunningly beautiful church is located in the historical center of Cuenca, surrounded by palm trees. Built in 1880, the cathedral is hardly the oldest in a city founded in 1557, but it is one of the city’s most beautiful. I recommend visiting Colonial Downtown, as well as The Plaza of San Sebastian. So far, Cuenca has been one of my favorite cities to visit in Ecuador.