Cuenca

About two hours west of Madrid, Cuenca is one of Spain’s most memorable cities. A World Heritage Site, it’s famous for its hanging houses (or casas colgadas), with their wooden balconies which hang out over the sheer cliffs of the gorge, but it’s the location that makes it so remarkable, with its old centre perched on a steep promontory at the meeting of two deep river gorges. Wandering through its tiny narrow streets amidst the medieval buildings is like stepping back in time, especially on a dark Winter evening when the only life is nestled in the cosy bars around the old Plaza Mayor.

Cuenca
View out from the city over the gorge

 

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Cuenca's medieval heart

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. coconutroute says:

    Wow, sounds like an interesting place. Never knew that it existed. Lovely post.

  2. nicolaheaney says:

    Thanks! It really is – and definitely worth a visit!

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