Cuenca is one of the main cities of Castilla-La Mancha, as well as a reference for inland tourism in Spain. Of Arab origins, it stands out for being a city built on the mountain as well as its walled historic center with steep streets and remains of medieval castles that are World Heritage declared by UNESCO. The city rises over two rivers (Júcar and Huécar) and is known for the famous 'hanging houses' that surprise for its good condition on the edge of the cliffs, preserving a great historical and architectural background that attracts the attention of travelers who They are visiting.
If you do not want to stay on the surface and are interested in knowing the past and present culture of this city, we recommend that you do a free tour in Cuenca with the best local guides. They will teach you not only the essential places to see and visit, but also the corners and secrets that are not seen in the eyes of the tourist, as well as where to eat, how to move around the city or where to buy a souvenir. On the route you take, you should include a visit to the Cathedral of Santa María and San Julián, being the first Gothic cathedral in Castile, along with that of Ávila. Do not leave without seeing the Enchanted City, a natural site that is very close to the city, walk over the San Pablo Bridge, go to the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art, see the Mangana Tower (stone clock tower) or have a drink in the Plaza Mayor. Another museum worth discovering is the Palaeontology of Castilla-La Mancha, the Paleontology or the Museum of Science of Castilla-La Mancha. Finally, if you have time and want to see everything with more perspective, the Mirador del Barrio del Castillo is highly recommended.
As you can see, there are many places that are worth visiting in this town, being able to do it with local gurus on a free walking tour of Cuenca. These types of activities usually have good opinions on the part of travelers who have already lived the experience both because of the cultural and historical baggage, as well as the good time they have spent.
Guided tours near Cuenca