This weekend I finally got back to my travel plans. It was a first weekend getaway with our 2 months old baby girl. And after we all enjoyed it I could say it’s not gonna be the last one…
The Spanish city of Cuenca is a 3 h drive from where we live and it’s been on my bucket list for a while. For some reason we all want to travel to all these far-away lands and sometimes forget to visit the nearby cities. That’s why it took me five years to finally get there. Next week I will share with you the full story and all the places you must see in Cuenca. Meantime, I’d like to show you only one place I particularly liked this weekend – the Enchanted City.
The Enchanted City of Cuenca
This natural place is situated 28 km from Cuenca and rises almost 1,500 metres above sea level. The Enchanted city is a circular route full of impressive rocky formations, sculpted over the centuries by ice, wind and water.
We drove there early in the morning and were one of the first visitors. The road was full of wonderful autumn landscapes like this one.
Once we’ve reached a parking, there were only a few cars so I thought the place was not that touristic at all. Well, I was wrong… even though the Enchanted City is not that famous internationally it is quite popular within Spanish families. We were lucky to explore it without the crowds but on our way back there was already a line to access the park. So if visiting one day make sure you go earlier in the morning.
A walk through the Enchanted city really felt like something magical and out of this world. All the figures looked like humans, objects or animals … Mother Nature is definitely the best decorator on Earth. The only drawback was that the place was not adopted for disabled or baby strollers. Luckily the route was not too long (about 1.7 km) so we didn’t get tired from carrying our baby girl around.
All the rocky formations have names, there were 13 main stops on the route, I´m only posting here the ones I liked the most…
A fight between elephant and crocodile
The Stone Sea
One of the canyons below the Stone Sea
Teruel´s Lovers ( if you´ve never heard of them check this post)