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Listed under Historic Towns and Villages in Castilla La Mancha, Spain.

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Cuenca is a tiny walled medieval city in central Spain with a fascinating history and the architectural treasures. Most emblematic of the region are the casas colgadas, the tiny “hanging houses” which perch precariously on the sides of gorges like they might fall to oblivion any moment. Visit Our Lady of Grace Cathedral, the first Gothic church in Spain or make a trip to El Castillo where travellers can explore the old fortress left over from Arabic occupation. All these historical sites are surrounded by the modern city of Cuenca on the outskirts, but in this case, it might be best to stick to the ancient city as the modern bits aren’t nearly as impressive.

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“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. Cross the bridge to the city! Walking along the iron bridge The Pue… Read more...

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“Historic Walled Town of Cuenca”

'Built by the Moors in a defensive position at the heart of the Caliphate of Cordoba, Cuenca is an unusually well-preserved medieval fortified city. Conquered by the Castilians in the 12th century, it became a royal town and bishopric endowed with impor… Read more...

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