The Enchanted City of Cuenca – a magical forest full of stunning rock formations. If you´ve never heard of this place – put it on your travel bucket list right now. Located in the province of Cuenca (Spain), the so-called Enchanted City really feels out of this world. By the way, it was our first weekend getaway with a 2-month-old daughter and even she seemed to enjoy it …
The Spanish city of Cuenca is a 3-h drive from our home and yet it’s been on my travel 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. I´m so happy we finally made it to Cuenca.
You can read more about my trip to the province of Cuenca here. Meantime, I’d like to share with you the place I liked the most over this weekend – the Enchanted City of Cuenca.
The Enchanted City of Cuenca
This natural phenomenon is actually located 28 km from Cuenca. The Enchanted city rises almost 1,500 meters above sea level and it is a circular route full of impressive rock formations, sculpted over the centuries by ice, wind, and water.
We drove there early in the morning and were ones of the first visitors…
The road was full of wonderful autumn landscapes like this one…
My first thought once we reached a parking lot was “wow, no one here! we´ll be able to explore the place for ourselves”. And we did – for 15 min, at least… [lol] Even though the Enchanted City is not as internationally famous as many other sites across Spain, it is still quite popular among the Spanish families. Especially on weekends or holidays. So, on our way back we already noticed a line to access the park. If visiting, make sure to go earlier in the morning: it might add some magic to your route.
A walk through the Enchanted City really felt like something supernatural, other-worldly. All the rock figures that looked like humans, objects or animals … Mother Nature is definitely the best decorator on Earth.
The only drawback: the place was not adopted for disabled or baby strollers. Luckily the route wasn´t too long (about 1.7 km), so we didn’t get tired from carrying our baby girl around. But I wish they´d make it more accessible for everyone.
All the main rock formations in the Enchanted City of Cuenca have their own names (and the circular route – 13 main stops): this is where you let go of normal directed thinking and liberate your imagination…
A fight between an elephant and a crocodile Stone SeaThe ConventThe Ships
Girls exploringHigh TormoTeruel´s Lovers ( Never heard of them? – Check this Post)One of the canyons below the Stone SeaThe Bears