The list of medieval Spanish cities seems to be endless. This time I´ve spent a weekend exploring another hidden gem, quite unknown internationally – Cuenca. For those hearing this name for the first time I should note that it is a capital of Castilla La Mancha Province in central Spain. With its cobblestone streets, picturesque squares and hidden corners Cuenca has some wonderful views and one of its main sites is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. So what can’t you miss?
5 Must See in Cuenca
1.The Hanging Houses
The most famous touristic spot in Cuenca, UNESCO World Heritage Site, is called “Casas Colgadas” in Spanish. Only three of the Hanging Houses remain till nowadays, carefully restored in the 20th century. You get the best view of the Hanging Houses from the San Pablo bridge, especially beautiful at night.
2. Cuenca´s City Center and Santa María la Mayor Cathedral
Plaza Mayor One of the old city´s streetSanta María la Mayor Cathedral
3. The Enchanted city ( Read more: The Enchanted City of Cuenca )
4. Ventano del Diablo / The Devil´s Window
A viewpoint and a natural cave with views to river Jucar. ( it is located close to the Enchanted city. According to the legend Devil (spanish “Diablo”) practiced here a witchcraft and threw to the river all those who dared to look out of the windows at the viewpoint.
5. The source of Cuervo River
This was supposed to be a beautiful waterfall. In Spanish the place is called “Nacimiento Del Río Cuervo”, just google it – looks amazing especially in winter. Unfortunately, in our case it´s been a while since the last rain, so there was no water.
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