Cuenca is an ideal holiday destination to experience medieval splendour. The fortified city is known for its cultural heritage, which is reflected in its magnificent monuments, churches, palaces, towers, museums and several other architectural wonders. The most symbolic part of this historical city is the existence of the hanging houses that stand challenging the gorge below.
Cuenca offers visitors an amazing view of a landscape that includes lovely plains and scenic mountains. The historic centre of the city charms visitors with its buildings of various artistic styles. Cuenca has been awarded the designation UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can witness some of the oldest cave art of Spain in Cuenca.
The city offers a number of sightseeing options such as Cuenca Cathedral, the Casas Colgadas (hanging houses), the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art, Mangana Tower, Bishop’s Palace, San Miguel Church, the Saint Paul Convent, and Saint Paul Bridge.
Apart from providing a blend of art and nature, the city also hosts the Religious Music Festival. The festival is organised during Easter week and is attended by tourists from all over the world.
The local cuisine is an interesting attraction of Cuenca. The cuisine of the province is original and delicious, with a rich variety of mouthwatering dishes and desserts.
Cuenca is located in Central Spain. Flying to Madrid and proceeding towards Cuenca by train or bus is the easiest way to reach the city. The high-speed AVE train connects Madrid to Cuenca. The holiday apartments and rentals in Cuenca provide comfortable accommodation options, together with a choice of hotels.
Cuenca has a continental climate where summers are hot and the temperature can rises up to 30.7°C. The winters are relatively cold and the temperature can drop to -0.7°C.
The best time to visit the city is during the months of April to June and September to October.
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