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The best things to do in Cuenca

Don't know what to do in Cuenca? We have plenty of answers for you! This city in La Mancha is sure to surprise you with its blend of art, culture, and nature. One of the first places to visit in Cuenca is the historic walled town, which declared a World Heritage Site and is home to a number of fantastic sites, including castles and historic neighborhoods. This city full of well-preserved historical areas has an outstanding old town, which is probably one of the most interesting things to see in Cuenca.

Taking a walk down to the Jucar River is one of the most popular Cuenca activities. Look at the old town over the gorges for truly spectacular views. But without doubt the most popular Cuenca attractions are the Hanging Houses. They are buildings opposite the mouth of Huécar River that are named for their hanging balconies.

There are also religious attarctions in Cuenca. The cathedral, with elements from Romanesque to Gothic periods, has a Latin cross and holds notable pieces like Capilla de los Caballeros, the Arch of Jamete, and a Baroque building by Ventura Rodriguez. We must also mention the Convent of Mercy, built between the 16th and 18th centuries, the Monastery of the Discalced Franciscans, and the Church of El Salvador.

You'll never be short of stuff to do in Cuenca, from the Tower of Mangana, located on the site of the old Andalusian palace, to the Bridge of San Antón, a tour of the Enchanted City, and a day of climbing or even paragliding for the more adventurous traveler! Search Minube to learn more about this fascinating historic city.
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