What to visit in the province of Cuenca

The province of Cuenca has always been characterized by beautiful towns and its well-known nature and architectural wealth. further, treasures singularities such as the Hanging Houses or Villanueva de la Jara submerged in the Middle Ages. Then, we review the most interesting visits of the province of Cuenca, both towns and buildings or museums, among other highlights.

Hanging Houses / Cuenca

Hanging houses

Hanging houses in Cuenca

Definitely, One of the essential visits on your way through the province of Cuenca is the visit to the Hanging houses in the city of Cuenca. This singularity, also called Casas del Rey, is a group of civil buildings that is named for having a part of them with large balconies protruding from the high cornice of the Huécar river. further, you can take advantage of the visit to this city to contemplate the Cuenca Main Square one to Cathedral.

Belmonte, a trip to the 15th century

Belmonte / photo provided by lacerca.com

It is one of the most visited towns in Castilla-La Mancha. It's not just about visiting your castle, but to travel back in time to the Middle Ages, both for its streets and for its architectural buildings. It still has the strength of that time and maintains a Old town declared a Site of Cultural Interest, Belmonte is a true medieval village paradise that houses sites of great interest such as a collegiate church, a palace and two squares.

Villanueva de la Jara

Villanueva de la Jara

Villanueva de la Jara

Continuing with the towns to visit in the province of Cuenca we find Villanueva de la Jara, one of the towns most valued by the Castilian-La Mancha. This locality, located in the Manchuela region, has a wide and spectacular heritage, fruit of its development in the Middle Ages. A very interesting heritage that you should visit with all the tranquility of the world.

You can visit the Basilica of the Assumption, declared a Historic-Artistic Monument. Another religious monument of great importance is the Convent of the Carmelites, sixteenth century. But, also, you can also walk through its Main Square and enjoy buildings like your Renaissance Town Hall one to Villa Enriqueta, a 19th century palace-house.

Serranía de Cuenca Natural Park

Serranía de Cuenca Natural Park

Serranía de Cuenca Natural Park (jucaraventura.es)

This natural park of the Serranía de Cuenca is located in the northeast of the province of Cuenca and occupies an area of ​​more than 70 thousand hectares, including up to 10 municipalities. The best known enclave of the Serranía de Cuenca is the Enchanted city declared Natural Site of National Interest in 1929. The Enchanted City is a Spanish natural setting of calcareous or limestone rock formations formed over thousands of years. It is located near Valdecabras, in the municipality of Cuenca, in a wide area of ​​pine forests in the southern part of the Cuenca mountain range and at an altitude of 1500 meters.

Enchanted city

Enchanted city


It treasures an impressive limestone landscape, only one in the world, sculpted by the erosive action of water and wind. Popular imagery has also wanted to make its mark by baptizing the fantastic shapes of the rocks with names evocative of their appearance.: the dog, the Whale or the Bridge.

Near the Enchanted city we found a similar formation, the Alleys of Las Majadas, where the erosive action of water, ice and wind have also left their mark on the rocks, giving rise to a kind of stone alleys with unique shapes. It also stands out in this natural park Natural Monument of the Birth of the Cuervo River.

Castle of Uclés

Castle of Uclés

Castle of Uclés

This castle is located between a square kilometer surrounded by walls and towers. So impregnable that it was never conquered and was converted into a monastery in the 16th and 17th centuries., and called, for its great beauty, El Escorial de la Mancha. From the primitive castle we can see the Palomar Tower, that of the Póntido and the Albarrana, the only ones that are preserved. The Albarrana tower is actually the New Castle built in the s. XV. further, the christian albacara is exceptional: a gap in the shape of saw teeth, meeting point of the knights. In the S. XII would definitively happen to be part of Castile, and mother house of the Order of Santiago.

So things, the province of Cuenca treasures numerous arguments to visit it throughout its territory both for its beautiful towns and for its architectural wealth. further, has spectacular restaurants such as Scorching restaurant Finca Embid, next to a campsite with the same name, located in the middle of the Cuenca nature. This restaurant offers grilled meat from its own aging, both yearling veal and Iberian field bait pig to make a stop along the way and thus enjoy a getaway to this wonder of the province such as Cuenca.

Scorching Finca restaurant facade Embid Cuenca

Scorching facade Finca Embid


Get to know the most beautiful towns in Cuenca

Routes to visit some of the most beautiful towns in the province of Cuenca

Castilla-La Mancha has always been the land of a rich historical heritage, artistic and cultural for its variety of historical monuments and its many treasures in its valleys and in its legacy with history. Cuenca brings together notable charming towns in which we will take a good tour of the most prominent municipalities through their valleys, windmills and castles.

In addition to Cuenca and its famous hanging houses, the province offers a wide range of postcards and towns where the history-tradition binomial merge to create a combination of unique images and sensations that will put a turning point in the visit to this beautiful province.

Alarcón, a medieval village

Alarcón, one of the jewels of the province of Cuenca

Alarcón, one of the jewels of the province of Cuenca

Undoubtedly one of the great tourist attractions when visiting Cuenca for its beauty in the natural environment and its high-quality monumental complex. With a location in the south of the province of Cuenca, belongs to the region of La Manchuela. This municipality surrounded by the Júcar is one of the ideal destinations to take a bath in its natural pools. At the top of the municipality is the castle, A 16th-century construction with a walled enclosure that has been preserved in perfect condition over the centuries. At present it has become a National Parador.

San Clemente, a look at the Renaissance

San Clemente main square

San Clemente main square

This town contains several buildings of a Renaissance character, difficult to find in other places in the region.. This fact is that San Clemente has become a tourist attraction for its Renaissance-style buildings in the historic center of San Clemente, to the point of having been declared a Historic-Artistic Site. The greatest architectural treasure of the town is the City Hall building, magnificent display of the Renaissance style.

Raven Speck, the Manchego treasure

The wind mills, an icon of Castilla-La Mancha

The wind mills, an icon of Castilla-La Mancha

This town can boast of hoarding up to 7 windmills, unique reason to visit it and contemplate the most beautiful La Mancha landscapes in the community. The privileged visits to the highest part of the municipality are called the "Balcón de la Mancha. It is almost 110 kilometers from the capital, south of the province.


Panoramic view of Priego

Panoramic view of Priego

Priego treasures numerous architectural styles in his locality and presents an enviable architectural wealth. Highlights Palace of the Counts of Renaissance style, the Torreón de Despeñaperros and the Gothic church of San Nicolás de Bari, in addition to some more macabre like the House of the Inquisition.

Good day, the route of the faces

The route of faces

The route of faces

There are many reasons to visit Buendía from its Plaza Mayor, its car museum or take a dip in its swamp. But if there is something that has made it famous in recent years, it is because of its curious route of faces carved in the stones., that run near the Buendía reservoir.

With visits to the different charming towns of Cuenca, It is interesting to stop along the way to regain strength and eat or have tapas in the Scorching restaurant Finca Embid, an ideal place also to rest since this grill specializing in grilled meat is located inside Camping Caravaning Cuenca, but with access fully independent.

Scorching Finca restaurant lounge Embid

Scorching room Finca Embid




Discover the natural pools of Cuenca

With the arrival of summer it is common to cool off with a good swim on the beach or in the pool. But nevertheless, Non-coastal provinces such as Cuenca have other means to cool off either in natural pools, rivers or ponds. In fact, In the province of Cuenca there are numerous natural pools of great beauty where you can cool off and also enjoy a great day with family or friends to eat or have a snack.

The common denominator of these natural pools and rivers in the province of Cuenca are their great natural wealth and crystal clear waters.. They are places where you can bathe in a relaxed way and that do not have the handicap of the waves and also treasure a cool water temperature. Then, we highlight the natural pools, Cuenca's most outstanding rivers and reservoirs.

The Chorreras of the Cabriel river

Less than 100 kilometers from Cuenca is the town of Enguídanos and Villora. These towns are lucky to have the Chorreras del Río Cabriel, a spectacular succession of sickles, pools, waterfalls, rapids and calm waters ideal for swimming.

The Chorreras of the Cabriel river, that of Enguídanos
The Chorreras of the Cabriel river, in Enguídanos and Villora

It has an enabled parking, Although you will have to get up early to park as it is very popular in the summer time. The hiking route to the main natural pools of Cabriel is also interesting..

Cuervo River

This river that runs through the municipality of Santa María del Val is characterized by its abundant vegetation. This river is born and dies in the same province of Cuenca and treasures a great vegetation along its 45 km of journey, giving us beauty and perfect areas to cool off in summer.

Source of the Cuervo river

Although the most visited area is the source of the Cuervo River and its beautiful waterfalls, there are other remarkable areas with elements of great relevance and beauty, like the Raven's Corner.

Pozas de Palomera

Pozas de Palomera

The pools of Palomera are formed by the Huécar River and serve as a place of refreshment and enjoyment for the people of Palomera, solo 3 km from town. A true paradise of incredibly crystal clear waters, up to which it is not only advisable to come during the summer to enjoy a pleasant bath, but also in spring, since this is when the river carries more water.

Beach ”of Cañamares

Cañamares is a Cuenca town of great beauty, which is located in the natural limit between the Alcarria and the Sierra de Cuenca. This is where the Cañamares beach is located, in a town that can boast of having truly incredible landscapes and a tranquility that invites the traveler to rest.

Beach ”of Cañamares

One of the most famous charms is the Escabas river that runs through it completely and is framed by the Fuertescusa and Priego gorges.. The liquid element has created a pool of water at the height of Cañamares creating a fabulous indoor beach suitable for the whole family

Tobar Lagoon

Tobar Lagoon

In the middle of the Serranía Alta de Cuenca, we find the El Tobar lagoon, an immense space in which to enjoy with the five senses of nature in all its expression. Water, flora and fauna go hand in hand in a landscape that could well inspire the content of a painting or the image of a photograph to remember. A bathing area located in the Sierra de Cuenca, in which peace and quiet are the great hosts.

El Chantre Recreational Area

The El Chantre Recreational Area is a bathing area that is also very frequented by the inhabitants of the provincial capital, the city of Cuenca, which is not surprising if we take into account the beauty of the place. It is a stretch of the Júcar river in which we find various ideal spots for swimming, and that is located in a wide esplanade, converted into a recreational area. further, The pool stairs area has been equipped to facilitate bathing.

The Buendía reservoir

Buendía Reservoir

It is located between the provinces of Cuenca and Guadalajara. Also known as "Mares de Castilla", It is one of the most beautiful areas of Cuenca to enjoy a bath this summer. In addition to bathing in its calm and clean waters, you can enjoy water activities and even fish due to its abundant amount of fish. Its surroundings invite us to take pleasant walks and enjoy the Buendía reservoir from many interesting points, as the well-known Route of the Faces.

Cortados de Villalba

Cortados Villalba

They are known as Cortados de Villalba, located in front of another well-known place, the Devil's Window, a natural viewpoint from which you can enjoy magnificent views of the region. It is a canyon through which the crystalline waters of the Júcar River run between high rocky and vertical walls, forming rapids and jumps and creating a wonderful and bucolic scene.

Among all these natural pools and refreshing rivers we find a magnificent restaurant where to eat, Abrasador Finca Embid Restaurant, specialist in grilled meat and local cuisine. further, This restaurant is located inside a campsite where you can stay to make routes in the natural pools and visit them all for several days.


Home meat orders with free transportation

During these weeks we have to stay at home, on the occasion of confinement, we inform you that we can send your meat order directly to home at no additional cost of transport. You know that you have sausage, Iberian Ham, Iberian ham, cheese and Iberian pork and veal Anoja own our farms. You can see all references and catalog directly in the online shop Abrasador.

Own Crianza meat

These weeks as you know most of the restaurants associated with our brand, remain closed until further notice. And from the middle of May, some of them will start to open and prepare à la carte service with our own grilled gourmet home-cooked meats.

Our meat sales, in a 95% they are through the restaurants associated with the brand and therefore, In recent weeks, much of the Central team has not been operational. And now from May, we have reduced the ERTE to some colleagues to join a few hours and therefore we will be at your disposal to serve you meat directly at home by ordering through the Abrasador Online Store from anywhere in Spain.

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Photo catalog Scorching meat

For any questions or clarification, you can contact us Monday to Friday 9:00 a 18:00 h or at any other time that necesitéis on phones 925245684, 647 221 393 O 699 450 508 or e-mail pedidos@abrasador.com and we send the order to receive in home 24-48 hours.

And if you prefer that we make it easier for you, you can directly see some of the lots already specified so you don't have to think about which products to choose:

Lots of gourmet meat for home

From Group Abrasador our biggest wish is you are all well and that you can spend the days the best that you can at home and always with a positive attitude. Get through this together and of course will pass an important page in our history, but now we must be strong.

Best hiking trails in Cuenca

Hiking has become a very healthy sport and more and more deeply rooted among the population. In the city of Cuenca, specifically, through him enormous room, joined that holds the title as City Heritage if monumental wealth, It has become a location with plenty of choice.

Its historic center in the Serrania de Cuenca, the hanged houses, and Huécar rivers like the Júcar, and cobbled streets are exquisite ingredients for all hikers who want to escape from stress. Here are some of the most beautiful routes in the city of Cuenca.

Cuenca route of the Júcar Hoz and San Julian the Quiet Path

this route, with 8 km route, starts in the area called Recess of the pear. would place, a little later in the concourse area called Beach, by the river there is a larger parking. We crossed a bridge over the river Júcar, walking along its left bank. We see an information panel of the ways we can make. We began to climb an urban area, through the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows.

A little later, we have a crossroads. To our right up the Sendero Local SL CU 10 up to the old part of the city. In turn coincides with the GR 66 Long Distance Path. On the descent of the river to have built a staircase, which help a lot to bridge the gap. We are on a good path, we get a little closer to the bank of the river Júcar.

Cascada de las Grajas / Various routes

We arrived at the waterfall area of ​​Grajas, where we see a kayaking school. We crossed a small bridge to the other side. At the other side we expect Cascades Grajas.

We walk a little way down the pedestrian walkway, until we find the turnoff to the Ermita de San Julian Tranquilo. We cross the road by a zebra crossing and began to climb the small ledge that separates us from it. Along the way we find two viewpoints beautiful. The first San Mesles and a little above that of San Julián.

One of the viewpoints of the route where the entire city is contemplated / Yendoporlavida

We passed spectacular viewpoints. We see the bottom of the valley the place where we started this beautiful walk. Now it go down slowly until you reach the point where we start the route.

One of the images on this route

Sickles path of Cuenca

This local trail, with the SL-CU 11 and GR 66, It is part of the network of marked hiking paths around the historic town of Cuenca. This network of trails intertwines in various places. He SL-CU 10 runs next to the historic center of the city located on a limestone spur carved by rivers Júcar and Huécar. The tour takes place on streets, paths and roads.

The starting point is from the Puerta de Valencia by the Huécar Walk to the Teatro Auditorio de Cuenca. After we crossed the bridge and began the climb under the hanging houses. At the height of the bridge of San Pablo did a couple of forced detours: first to the left to visit the hanging houses and then to the right to see, after crossing the bridge over the river Huécar, the Parador.

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Hanging Houses of Cuenca / ViajesporCastillaLaMancha

After the relevant visits continue the journey along a path by the side of the Hoz de Huécar river which reach the neighborhood of the castle. From there we can make a stop at a lookout from which you get stunning views of the parador, the sickle of the river, the hanged houses.

The route continues towards the wall and, near the Arc de Bezudo, cross the street to begin to descend toward the river Júcar, before passing near the shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows. At the height of the chapel, If we look at the opposite mountain, we will see “the eyes of Mora”.

Arch Bezudo

At the level of the river, in the recess Peral, We can peek at the Júcar from the bridge that crosses the other path Local (11). We continue along the shore for a nice walk wood installed on the rock wall on the waters of the Júcar. Later we arrive to the board of rivers, the confluence of the Huécar and Júcar, we will cross to trace next to the Huécar the park and the street Tintes to Puerta de Valencia.

An interesting encounter for the routes is Restaurante Finca Embid for good recharge during breakfast and start different hiking trails found in Cuenca and surroundings or at the end of one of them with a meal to regain strength after a long tour route. This restaurant specializes in meat Anoja own breeding beef and pork bait Iberian countryside and is located within a camping, treasuring a spacious living room and terrace to enjoy fine weather stations.