Cuenca

  • East of Toledo, the city of Cuenca is easily recognisable for its Sixteenth Century suspended houses, that is also summer residence for the Royal Family. Overlooking the abrupt ravine of Huécar. Alleys, squares and gorges compose the centre of this ancient city, declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. For an incredible view of Cuenca, go to the top of the Torre de Mangana, the unique vestige of an ...
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  • Home to many of Spain's major monuments, this walled town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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  • Declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco
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  • Following the conquest of Toledo by Tarik ben Zeyak, before 711  Cuenca was dominated by Muslims
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  • The people of Cuenca all have a particular charm.
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  • The main square, surrounded by picturesque houses, is one of the meeting places of outsiders and tourists.
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  • During Holy Week, the key places to visit are the Roman gate, the Plaza Mayor and the Cathedral of the twelfth century.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Spain

East of Toledo, the city of Cuenca is easily recognisable for its Sixteenth Century suspended houses, that is also summer residence for the Royal Family. Overlooking the abrupt ravine of Huécar. Alleys, squares and gorges compose the centre of this ancient city, declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. For an incredible view of Cuenca, go to the top of the Torre de Mangana, the unique vestige of an Arab fortress.

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