All the secrets of Cuenca
Enjoy a wonderful holiday in Cuenca and discover this city’s important wealth of monuments, whose old town has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Explore the medieval layout of the “high city”, dominated by the ruins of the Arab castle, and enjoy the excellent views and narrow streets that blend in perfectly with the characteristic natural surroundings. Start your tour at the city’s main square, Plaza Mayor de Cuenca. As well as conserving two magnificent 17th-century manor houses, Casa del Corregidor and Casa de los Clemente de Aróstegui, the arches of the Town Hall dominate in this square and you'll find the imposing Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Gracia, considered the earliest example of Gothic architecture in Spain.
It won’t be hard to make the most of your package holiday to Cuenca, and learn why this city never fails to enchant any who visit. Take a walk to the Casas Colgadas or Hanging Houses, three restored houses whose origin is a mixture of medieval and Islamic. Nowadays, they are undoubtedly one of the most emblematic monuments of the city. As you’re visiting the city, don’t miss the chance to visit the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español, a museum dedicated to Spanish abstract art, considered one of the best in the country and located in two of the hanging houses. From here, you can also access the convent of San Pablo, a Dominican Order building that today houses the Parador.
Don’t forget to explore Cuenca’s urban trails, where you’ll discover quaint streets full of charm, water fountains and small arches. Replenish your energy and enjoy the excellent local cuisine, with delicacies such as zarajos (roasted lamb's intestines), morteruelo (pork liver stew) and ajoarriero (fish with oil, garlic and peppers), which you can accompany with wines with the La Mancha Denomination of Origin. Ready to search and find your cheap trips to Cuenca? It is well communicated with the rest of the peninsula, meaning getting there couldn’t be easier. Try to stay during Cuenca Religious Music Week, considered a Festival of International Tourist Interest. Cuenca awaits!