The beautiful town of Cuenca

Cuenca is one of the most unique and picturesque towns in the entire Spain. This town combines unique and beautiful natural sceneries mixed with antique constructions in such a way that it shows an almost mystical appearance. Tourists who meet this spot would be able to enjoy some of the most charming landscapes of not only Spain but the whole world as well.

The town of Cuenca is located at a distance of about 140 kilometers from the south eastern of Madrid, near the area of Toledo. This town was built between two rivers and among cliffs and rocks. This way, Cuenca offers beautiful landscapes full of cliffs and stone which mix with medieval constructions in such a way that they almost look as an extension of the natural elements.

Cuenca is famous by its houses which are called the casas colgantes or hanging houses. This name was given to the town houses due to the way in which they seem to hand from cliffs in an absolute unique way and providing beautiful views on the surroundings. This constructions offer a unique view not only while observing the surroundings from them, but also while observing them from the surroundings due to the peculiar sight they show.

One of the most famous and visited of Cuenca’s hanging houses is the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español or Museum of Spanish Abstract Art. This museum is very interesting due to its architecture as well as to what it exhibits, since it is recognized to be one of the best of its kind in the world. From this construction, tourists have access to a balcony which seems to be almost suspended over the cliff and allows them to enjoy of a very beautiful sight.

There are several other interesting things to do and spots to visit while being in Cuenca. One of these interesting spots is its Plaza Mayor, a very antique place which is been witness of many major events in the history of the town. Besides this, tourists can also visit other spots such as, per example, the Cathedral, the Museo Arqueológico, and the Museo Diocesano among several others.

Map of Cuenca in Spain