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Cuenca Travel Guide: 214 reviews and 530 photos

In Spain, there are semi-autonomous regions that have some reponsibility for their own affairs. These semi-autonomous regions have capital cities. Cuenca is both a semi-autonomous region, and the capital city. This page will hopefully explore a bit of both.

To most people who have visited however Cuenca is symbolised by two things. The old part of the town, and the Enchanted City.

The Old Town is actually quite a small area, up on top of a very steep hill. The buildings for the most part are very old and picturesque, and the streets are pretty narrow.

The Enchanted City is a large parkland area with a lot of very curiously shaped rocks which bear an uncanny resemblance to other objects. Some amazingly so, others need a bit of imagination and then some!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Wild and beautiful scenery
  • Cons:Out in the sticks
  • In a nutshell:A great daytrip or two from Madrid
  • Last visit to Cuenca: Mar 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Apr 14, 2005 at 6:44 PM

    ah rolf harris, another horrible australian export that we dumped onto britain! lol. cuenca looks divine, must add to the must see in spain list. brilliant photos and tips andy!

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    Apr 1, 2005 at 7:20 AM

    I was seeing the shapes right up to the elephant and crocodile and then.... Maybe that was a magic mushroom ;-)

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    Mar 27, 2005 at 12:26 PM

    Nice commentary on the rock formations around Cuenca.

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    Mar 11, 2005 at 10:29 AM

    Great page, lovely pictures and good writings. I didn't visit Cuenca, my mistake, I see.

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    Feb 21, 2005 at 5:05 AM

    What a fascinating part of Spain. I was intrigued by the Hanging houses. I guess if they haven't fallen off by now, they never will. The Parador is wonderful and it does remind me of Ronda, another beautiful Spanish city. Lori.

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    Feb 6, 2005 at 3:17 PM

    It was a delight to take a tour of a favorite spot, Cuenca. You've done such a spectacular job with your descriptions and your photographs.

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    Jan 25, 2005 at 12:24 PM

    did you happen to pass the man from la mancha on the way?

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    Dec 27, 2004 at 3:27 AM

    nice info thank#ss

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    Dec 17, 2004 at 12:36 PM

    Andy I hadn't heard of Cuenca it looks like a great spot in Spain too :-)

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    Dec 17, 2004 at 8:28 AM

    Hi Andy, it was pleasure reading your tips. The Ciudad Encantada tips are great. Dont know who put these low ratings but I think they you dont deserve such low ratings at all... Hope more people will see this page and change this :)))

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