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Historic Walled Town of Cuenca

Cuenca, Spain
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Wonderful ciews

Stunning village clinging to cliffs. Be sure to wake up early and take walk that starts at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer O
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New York City, New York
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Small but unique historic city

Cuenca is certainly very dramatic in its cliff dwelling location with the hanging houses, amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
suzanochka
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Temecula, California
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“walled town” (11 reviews)
“plaza mayor” (18 reviews)
“train station” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cuenca, Spain
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"walled town"
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"plaza mayor"
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"train station"
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"hanging houses"
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"the river"
in 12 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 4 reviews
"art galleries"
in 3 reviews
"perched high"
in 3 reviews
"eating places"
in 3 reviews
"tourist office"
in 7 reviews
"up hill"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"amazing views"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"hiking trails"
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"cafes and restaurants"
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"great few hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning village clinging to cliffs. Be sure to wake up early and take walk that starts at the upper end of old town and walks into the canyon where the views are lovely.

Thank Jennifer O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cuenca is certainly very dramatic in its cliff dwelling location with the hanging houses, amazing cathedral and walking bridge. The museums and churches are open only until about 1:00 in the afternoon and then again at 4:30 or 5:00 so you have a lot of...More

Thank suzanochka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly amazing to walk through the city and stare in awe at the old architecture and engineering. Definitely wear comfortable shoes to walk all the way to the top, and don't miss the path up the stone archway to get an even better view. A...More

Thank Carolina C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were two couples, one American and one English, staying at the nearby Paradores. Having visited Cuenca before for a day we had to take our American friends to visit here during our 8 nights of Paradores. They loved it. It started with the walk...More

Thank KJBMTB
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A photographers dream, old houses, crazy angles, lots of street art. Also check out the nature trail by the river, under the bridge to the Parador, if you like flowers and birds.

Thank jplapis
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Perched on top of a mountain, the old part of Cuenca is quite something. There are several routes up - including a bus route. We preferred to walk up on the opposite side of the gorge and then enter the town via the high iron...More

Thank mabinho
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

If you arrive early you could visit this town in a day . We had 2 days and spent most of the second day sampling the local food and wine. The roads are very steep . There is a bus service available to get to...More

Thank jollygilly
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

After spending three days in the very busy city in Barcelona, it was refreshing to be in the small town of Cuenca. It was not only enjoyable to be able to walk without having to worry about pick pockets but the old homes and the...More

2  Thank Roy_Goods
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

this is an historic walled city perched on top of a mountain about 2 hours drive from Madrid. There are lovely views of the valley and surrounding areas. it is a pedestrian area so lots of up and down hill walking. There are not many...More

Thank Carlo B
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

It’s a old and fancy city,and lots of cliff,also a very high and long St.Polo bridge! A very valuable city to visit! People are nice nice and friendly ,my friend list her Mobil phone(i 6)on the mine bus from Toledo to Cuenca,and we find it...More

Thank bio0033
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joannehartwell
7 July 2017|
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Response from smudger190764 | Reviewed this property |
Thats the easiest way and will take about 10 minutes to the centre of old town! You can carry on going uphill for another 10 minutes though!
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dafajua
31 March 2016|
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Response from andnobodyknows | Reviewed this property |
The hill only goes in one direction. So if you start at the top it will all be downhill from there. We started at the footbridge near the parador and took a trail through the valley that ended at the top of the old city... More
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coreco
19 July 2015|
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Response from Raquel S | Reviewed this property |
Friday/Saturday only.
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