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“Wonderful town for sightseeing”

Ranked #1 of 74 things to do in Cuenca
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We spent an afternoon in the walled town of Cuenca and found it to be a very lovely and friendly place. However, walking in most historic Spanish towns can be quite strenuous as the roads tend to be steep and one is either walking uphill or downhill. As a result, we walked to the Plaza Major and then took the small sightseeing train. It was reasonably priced and both started and ended in the Plaza Major, concentrating on sights in the historic town. I would recommend this as a good way to get an overview of the walled town of Cuenca before deciding on any specific sights you may want to see.

6  Thank Jewel S
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

A gorgeous and well-preserved medieval fortified city with amazing vistas, beautiful countryside and quirky ancient "skyscrapers".

3  Thank ERRG
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I cant say there are many things to see, but walking along the town, you will see marvelous view- the harmony of rocks, trees and houses
This town includes every tourist site, so this is must go place in Cuenca

2  Thank 세린 오
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

We visited Cuenca on a day trip from Valencia using the AVE train service - 200kms in 55 minutes incredible ! Its a beautiful place with several sights - a very worthwhile trip which we would recommend to anyone staying in Valencia.
1. The train tickets are relatively cheap if booked well in advance - we booked from England using loco2 whose website is much easier to use than that of RENFE.
2. The AVE train station is new, very modern and situated a few miles outside Cuenca . There is a bus to the Old Town costing 2.15 E's which leaves every half hour or you can take a taxi costing 12 E's ( set price).Ask to be dropped off at the Plaza Mayor.
3. The Tourist Office( with helpful English speaking staff) is there and you can pick up a map and details of the opening hours of all the attractions. There are a number of good value cafes and restaurants on the Plaza and the surrounding streets.
4. We visited the Cathedral ( entrance fee but that includes the audio guide ) - excellent, the Museum of Abstract Art ( free for everybody) - excellent and the Science Museum ( free for seniors) also excellent with several interactive displays and a Planetarium.
6. We walked up to the old castle ( now just a ruin ) where there are fantastic views over both river gorges on either side of the Old Town. The walk is uphill but it was not unduly steep - however there is also a Tourist Train if you don't want to walk.

10  Thank HattieWeymouth
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

This is a wonderful town to walk around although very steep in part. The cathedral is exceptional in its antiquity.

2  Thank JohnP122
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