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Historic Walled Town of Cuenca

Cuenca, Spain
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nice but really only worth a side trip

this is an historic walled city perched on top of a mountain about 2 hours drive from Madrid. There... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Carlo B
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Melbourne, Australia
Very beautiful place ,it’s city and very hard to describe by simple words!

It’s a old and fancy city,and lots of cliff,also a very high and long St.Polo bridge! A very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bio0033
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“walled town” (11 reviews)
“train station” (9 reviews)
“plaza mayor” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cuenca, Spain
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"walled town"
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"train station"
in 9 reviews
"plaza mayor"
in 16 reviews
"the river"
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"hanging houses"
in 25 reviews
"casas colgadas"
in 10 reviews
"art galleries"
in 3 reviews
"perched high"
in 3 reviews
"steep streets"
in 3 reviews
"eating places"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 2 reviews
"tourist office"
in 6 reviews
"on foot"
in 4 reviews
"amazing views"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"cafes and restaurants"
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days ago 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cuenca is not yet "overloved" as some other places in Spain. It may resemble other places in Spain and Europe, but it still has its own charm. Part of that is just the simplicity of the place. I recommend, if not driving, paying for the...More

1  Thank stonewithnomoss
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place for a day visit but wouldn't stay any longer, lot to see but it's all walking, largely up hill and narrow streets so be prepared. Tip if arriving on the high speed train from Madrid or Valencia it's quite away from the old...More

1  Thank Dunc59traveller
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't enjoy Cuenca old town. very steep streets, not much to see. Best view is on the way out of town. Vaunted Hanging Houses unimpressive.

1  Thank cordyroy
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If your coming to Cuenca purely to see this & hanging houses & have seen old walled cities & hanging houses in Italy I wouldn’t bother. Be aware it’s very steep. The new city below is dirty & has lots graffiti even in the better...More

Thank barbara s
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Cuenca is definitely worth going to. The old part of town at the top of the hill is charming and beautiful with outstanding views. I would recommend staying overnight . If you are interested in hiking you could easily spend two or three days there....More

1  Thank LeahYanit
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Stopped here en route from Valencia to Madrid for a guided tour. This was given by a Dutch guy living in Spain talking in English. He gave a lot of background information and made the visit a lot more enjoyable. It certainly helps to have...More

2  Thank PeterHillsLewes
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

A wonderful surprise while touring Spain. Beautiful city with so much to see. A must see while on vacation.

Thank rhondavee
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This is one of the must see places in Spain. Only 500 Km’s from Barcelona. Many tourists don’t know about Cuenca but it must be one of the beautiful cities in Spain with hanging houses, a beautiful cathedral in the town square, cobbled streets, bars...More

1  Thank Umnada
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joannehartwell
6 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
30 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
18 July 2015|
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Response from Raquel S | Reviewed this property |
Friday/Saturday only.
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