Cuenca by Kirsty Leggatt

by Susannah Grant posted on 30 March 2016

Cuenca
Cuenca

Cuenca is a small city in central Spain. It’s approximately 1.5 hours by car from Madrid. We spent a couple of days there over Easter and enjoyed our time immensely.

There is a lovely cathedral here in the old quarter. After a visit to the cathedral you can wander through the narrow cobbled streets and stop at a bar for a refreshment in Plaza Major.

There are also some museums and the old city wall which you can walk around.

Cuenca is famous for its hanging houses. These amazing structures seem to defy gravity but have been built so sturdily that they continue to perch, unaffected on the cliff faces, even after 500 years!

We stayed at the Parador which is a renovated monastery and a lovely building.

I highly recommend the restaurant, El Figón. It is popular so it’s best to make a booking before you go. Here you can dine on fantastic local food and have a glass of wine on their terrace overlooking the valley.

There are some beautiful walks around the area. Cuenca  makes a great day trip or an overnight stay but personally I think two days is more than adequate.

Hanging Houses Cuenca
Hanging Houses Cuenca
Cathedral
Cathedral