"Plaza Mayor & Town Hall" Top 5 Page for this destination Cuenca Things to Do Tip by Aitana

Cuenca Things to Do: 130 reviews and 268 photos

  Town Hall
by Aitana
  • Town Hall - Cuenca
      Town Hall
    by Aitana
  • Plaza Mayor - Cuenca
      Plaza Mayor
    by Aitana
  • Las Petras - Cuenca
      Las Petras
    by Aitana
  • Palacio Episcopal - Cuenca
      Palacio Episcopal
    by Aitana

Plaza Mayor is the heart of the old town. The shape is irregular. The most outstanding building is the Cathedral. Looking to the façade, the street on the right leads to the Palacio Episcopal and to the Hanging Houses. The afternoon is the best time to see the façade of the cathedral as the sun is beating it.

The Town Hall closes the square on the lowest part. When you go up to the square from the modern town, from Alfonso VIII street, you will cross the arches of the Town Hall. The building, built in baroque style, dates back to the 18th century.

On the opposite side, a pink façade belongs to Las Petras Convent (Justinianas de San Lorenzo). The beautiful round-shaped church was built in the 16th century. Ventura Rodríguez and Martín de la Aldehuela took part in posterior works.

Pilares street connects Las Petras with the Town Hall, at a level lower than the square. Notice the houses on this street, painted in different colors. The balconies to the square allow to see all the movement, but the back side is really a privilege, due to the views of the Jucar gorge.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Apr 6, 2010
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


Aitana Was Born Here!


“El andar tierras y comunicar con diversas gentes hace a los hombres discretos (Miguel de Cervantes)”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 4 0 2
Forum Rank:
0 0 3 6 5

Have you been to Cuenca?

  Share Your Travels