Cuenca Things to Do

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    The Castle

    by andal13 Updated Oct 7, 2003

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    The ruins of a castle of 13th century, dominate the top of a steep street (Calle de San Pedro). Of course, it has not the fascination of another Spaniard castles, because there are only rests of the walls, but they are enough to awake our imagination...

    Las ruinas de un castillo del siglo XIII dominan la cima de una calle empinada (Calle de San Pedro). Por supuesto que no tiene la fascinación de otros castillos españoles, porque sólo quedan restos de las murallas, pero son suficientes para despertar la imaginación...

    Castle
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    Cathedral

    by andal13 Updated Oct 7, 2003

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    Cuenca's Cathedral was built between 12th and 16th centuries; it's an unusual Gothic style building. Actually, it is not one of the magnificent and famous Spaniard cathedrasl, but its peculiar style makes it very attractive.

    La Catedral de Cuenca fue construida entre los siglos XII y XVI; es un edificio de un inusual estilo Gótico.En realidad, no es una de las magníficas y célebres catedrales españolas, pero su particular estilo la hacen muy atractiva.

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    Casas Colgadas

    by andal13 Updated Jul 2, 2003

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    Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses) are some constructions "hung" on the cliff wall. They were built at 14th century, and used like summertime residence by Royal family.
    Nowadays, an abstract art museum takes place inside one of these houses.

    Las Casa Colgadas son unas construcciones que, literalmente, cuelgan al borde del acantilado. Fueron construidas en el siglo XIV, y usadas como residencia de veraneo por la familia real. En la actualidad, un museo de arte abstracto se encuentra ubicado en una de estas casas.

    Casas Colgadas
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    Medieval "skyscrapers"

    by DanielF Updated Jun 13, 2003

    Due to the irregularity of the ground where Cuenca was built, many houses look definitely tall for being that old. That is why they are commonly known as the "skyscrapers".

    The entrance to these buildings is done through the steep Alfons VIII street. Since they are built on the very edge of the cliff, the buildings do not only grow upwards, but also downwards. This fact gives them the appearance of being so high.

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    Puente de los Descalzos

    by Aitana Updated Apr 8, 2009

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    This bridge crosses Jucar river to access Recreo Peral and Las Angustias chapel. The bridge is in a spot of natural beauty, with leafy black poplars beside the river.

    The bridge from the Angustias descent My father on the bridge

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    Drive round the Ruta Turistica

    by kht1468 Written Jun 20, 2007

    Do take time to drive up the ruta Turistic - its well worth the wonderful scenery, thru limestone gorges and over lush meadows. Easily signposted out of Cuenca it´s something not to be missed.

    Driving out of Cuenca Just a handful of the lovely poppies along the way
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    • Hiking and Walking

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    Amantes de Teruel

    by breughel Updated Jan 2, 2007

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    This is supposed to be the "Lovers of Teruel". Why not?
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    Heureusement qu'il y a la pancarte pour indiquer qu'il s'agit des "Amants de Teruel"

    Lovers of Teruel
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    Mar de piedra.

    by breughel Written Jan 2, 2007

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    The sea of stones. Underneath runs a long corridor.
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    La mer de pierres. Sous cette surface se trouve un long et haut corridor.

    Mar de piedra under the sea of stones
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    Convent of El Carmen.

    by DanielF Updated Jul 31, 2006

    Also located in the upper part of the city, next to the Church of Saint Peter, this is another on the views you will go past in your way to the castle.

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    Church of Santiago

    by DanielF Written Sep 9, 2002

    Like in any other old Spanish city, you will find a church almost every two steps. Here you can see a picture of the Santiago church.

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