Alicante is my home city since I was a baby; it is also my father’s city. A good place to live. The size of the city makes it comfortable. The climate and the beaches attract many people from other parts of Spain and also from abroad. Just a few miles inwards there are peaks, valleys and mountain villages in contrast with the coast landscapes.
Cuenca is a small amazing city, perched between the gorges of two rivers, Júcar and Huécar, in the Serranía de Cuenca. The city, an eagle nest 1000 m high, is famous for its Hanging Houses that lodge the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art among other monuments and was declared a World Heritage site in 1996. The nearby Ciudad Encantada completes the magic of this place.
I am discovering this beautiful region, La Rioja, bathed by the Ebro river that contributes to its wealth: the wine production (probably the best wines in Spain are elaborated here). Crossed by the Route to Santiago, a walk around La Rioja and its capital, Logroño, is also a route along the history and culture of Spain.