The last Christmas we spent in Spain, me and Jozef rented a car to travel through the countryside. We started in Madrid and finished our trip in Malaga. We drove through wonderful and unforgettable places and one of them was the city of Cuenca in the region of Castilla-La Mancha. Cuenca has some of the most impressive landscapes I have ever seen, which makes this city one of the most memorable cities in Spain. The old center of Cuenca is a world heritage site and the intriguing Casas Colgadas, which were built in the 14th century, are undoubtedly the best attraction of the city.
The main attraction in the city is the old center, which is quite small and can be visited in half a day. As we left Toledo and drove to Cuenca (179 km between Toledo and Cuenca), we arrived in Cuenca around noon and had lunch there. Around 4:00 pm we had already visited all the interesting attractions. We are not much into museums, we prefer to walk around the city, appreciate the architecture of the buildings, enjoy beautiful gardens, local food and people. Personally I love gardens, parks, cathedrals, charming streets, castles and palaces. Perhaps for this reason we ended the visit in 4 hours, most of the attractions apart from the Cathedral and the Casas Colgadas are museums. The attractions of the city and the old center are: Casas Colgadas, Museo de Cuenca, Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol, Museo de las Ciencias, Museo Diocesano, Cathedral (which undoubtedly deserves to be visited), Museo de la Semana Santa, Museo Ars Natura and the Galeria Espacio Torner.
The Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses) and their balconies which from afar give the impression that they are coming out of the Rock.
Museo de Cuenca
Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol
For the best view of the Casas Colgadas e Cuenca’s amazing landscape, walk to the casas colgadas (next to the Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol) and cross the red bridge. There you will find the most amazing views of the city like in the photos bellow.
Find the perfect hotel in Cuenca in the map bellow!
Thank you for your visit!