Cuenca se ha convertido en uno de los destinos favoritos para viajar tanto por los españoles como por los extranjeros

For this Cuenca is one of the favorite destinations in Spain

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Cuenca is not only the provincial capital of one of the most beautiful and special communities of Spain, Castilla la Mancha. Is much more. His birth dates back to the Upper Palaeolithic, although the first constructions that left firm evidence of passage of humans back to the time of the Muslim conquest.

From the beginning the city conquense was based on the economy of the textile industry. Nowadays, the main source of income is its tourist for its beauty and its history, especially since it was declared by UNESCO as World Heritage in 1996.

Cuenca has many wonders to visit, both treasured monuments like the natural scenery offered from numerous views. We wanted to highlight the most significant and you can not miss when you come to one of the favorite places to visit, both Spaniards and foreigners.

Calle Alfonso VIII

Alfonso emblematic street XVII, one of the most colorful of the entire city.
Photo CarlosdeViaje

This street is one of the main attractions of the historic city of Cuenca and the name given to the king who conquered the city in the year is due 1177. The Muslims, then, owners of the city succumbed to the troops of Alfonso VIII and so Christians occupied the city of Cuenca. This street is known for its colorful. Its wide range of colors on the facade of the buildings make it very unique to this street.

Mangana Tower

View of the Tower of Mangana. Picture the TCLM
View of the Tower of Mangana. Picture the TCLM

On this same street you may spot the Tower of Mangana. "Imposing". That is the adjective most attribute residents and visitors to this historic monument. They say that when the Muslims occupied the city, It served them as a point of shelter and defensive enclave because of its warlike situation.

Later, and away the Muslim danger, He was placed in a bell tower that served to warn the arrival of enemies, move the solidarity of the neighbors in case of fire or other catastrophe and announce important events in the city or the death of famous people. An Arab fortress, vigía of a synagogue and Christian Church of Santa Maria. All this happened we know today as Torre de Mangana is the clock tower.

The Plaza Mayor and the Cathedral of Cuenca

Photo of the Plaza Mayor, in the town of Cuenca.
Source: Expedia.es

The Plaza Mayor and the Cathedral of Cuenca is one of the emblems of the city, along with the Hanging Houses. This was the old Plaza de Santa María, due to its old name and trade was offered at the time in which a weekly market selling capachos held, mats, panniers and fish from the rivers of the city, mainly Júcar (in Roman times it was known as river Sucro).
He was also known as Plaza del Rollo or Picota, because it took place in public castigation. The Plaza Mayor was the site of auction, processions and bullfights.

Cuenca Cathedral, one of the most important monuments in the Plaza Mayor.
Photo source: Wikipedia

The Cathedral was the first building to be built in Cuenca after the reconquest, in which all the splendor of ecclesiastical power was shown. He had several phases in its construction, reforms, extensions and variations that dot style, clearly gothic Norman, with some Romanesque reminiscences and subsequent contributions as plateresco, Cistercian or baroque. The facade collapsed so today is the twentieth century.

Hanging houses

Hanging Houses is the main attraction of the city for its
artítica and landscape exceptionality

Another panoramic view of the Hanging Houses in the river Huécar Gorge.
Source: Wikipedia and Miviaje

Hanging Houses is Cuenca. His great bulwark. In full Hoz Huécar River, above the road leading to the village of Palomera and just across the Parador de Turismo, like a fairy tale it were, are the Hanging Houses. Its architecture is Gothic, and responds to typical and popular conquenses other constructions standards. Es un auténtico símbolo de la villa de Cuenca. Hanging Houses not leave anyone indifferent. In the year 2016 They were declared of Cultural Interestl in the Monument category, more than deserved title. Touch learn more about this conquense icon. Of all these homes they are only three visitable: the Mermaid House, which houses an inn where you can taste the tradition, and Casas del Rey, for observing original building elements inside, such as wooden beams and hosting, for everyone's enjoyment, “the most beautiful small museum in the world ": the Spanish Abstract Art Museum.

Where to eat?

Embid Finca Restaurant is a grill restaurant located inside the Camping Caravaning Cuenca, but with access fully independent. It has a spacious living room and terrace to enjoy fine weather stations.
It is known for its specialties in local cuisine and grilled meats. Its location in the countryside and near the city of Cuenca, makes you have a special character where you can enjoy good food.


Finca restaurant entrance and Embid

This brasserie is located inside the Camping Caravaning Cuenca, but with access fully independent. It has a spacious living room and terrace to enjoy fine weather stations.
It is known for its specialties in local cuisine and grilled meats. Its location in the countryside and near the city of Cuenca, makes you have a special character where you can enjoy good food.



Finca tasty ribs and Embid
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