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Casas Colgadas

Listed under Monuments & Landmarks in Castilla La Mancha, Spain.

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When we heard about the hanging buildings in Cuenca we were intrigued to go and check out this world heritage site for ourselves.

The Casas Colgadas are a couple of precarious houses built on the side of a high ridge hanging over a deep gorge. We were envisioning a breathtaking site.

When we got to Cuenca we were definitely surprised. Not because of the breathtaking site, but because of just how unimpressive these Casas Colgadas were.

Not really what we were expecting!

Not really what we were expecting!

Sorry, but 3 houses on the side of cliff that have their balconies built over a gorge are not awe-inspiring. (even if they were built centuries ago)

Cuenca is a beautiful town though and certainly worth a visit.

The Casas Colgadas may be what draws tourist here in the brochures, but it is the beautiful gorge and sites in the city that have made Cuenca last as a must see destination in Spain.

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