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  • Aerial view of Cuenca

The Hanging Houses, the cathedral and the cobbled streets of this World Heritage City captivate all its visitors.Read more...

What to see A walk around the historic centre of Cuenca will take you through alleyways, up hills and to observation points. The city is perched between the gorges of the Júcar and Huécar rivers, and offers some truly spectacular views. Places not to be missed on your visit include the Plaza Mayor square, where you'll see the arches of the Town Hall and the cathedral. Behind the cathedral is a street leading to the Hanging Houses, Cuenca's most emblematic monument, and famous because they appear be clinging to the rock overhanging the Huécar river. One of them if the site of the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art. And for some spectacular photos head for the San Pablo bridge. Gastronomy Some of Cuenca's most typical dishes are 'morteruelo' (a type of hot pâté) and 'ajoarriero' (cod casserole). And its most famous drink is 'resolí', a liqueur made with coffee, sugar and orange peel. Nature If you decide to come to Cuenca in summer, you might want to take a dip in the bathing area in the Hoz del Júcar gorge. And if you're interested in visiting somewhere out-of the-ordinary, 30 kilometres away you'll find the Ciudad Encantada, or 'enchanted city', which takes its name from the bizarrely-shaped rocks that recall animal and human figures…


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Cuenca


Cuenca


Cuenca


Cuenca