Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Cuenca

Casas Colgadas

The most striking element of medieval Cuenca, the casas colgadas jut out precariously over the steep defile of Río Huécar. Dating from the 14th century, the houses, with their layers of wooden balconies, seem to eme…
Top Choice Museum in Cuenca

Museo de Arte Abstracto Español

From the outside, they look as if they’ve been sawn off from some high-altitude Tibetan temple, but, from the inside, Cuenca’s famous casas colgadas (hanging houses) have been transformed into a suite of airy, clean…
Top Choice Museum in Cuenca

Museo de la Semana Santa

This museum is the next best thing to experiencing one of Spain's most spine-tingling Semana Santa parades first­hand. Spread over two floors, the hugely accomplished audiovisual show moves from room to room showing…
Cathedral in Cuenca

Catedral

Lured in by the impressive old-looking façade (it was actually cleverly rebuilt in neo-Gothic style in 1902), Cuneca’s cathedral is well worth a visit – and not just for those attending Mass. It was built on the sit…
Gallery in Cuenca

Fundación Antonio Pérez

This huge modern-art gallery in the labyrinthine ex–Convento de las Carmelitas is a typical Cuenca synthesis of old and new. Stuffed with exhibits that will perplex, inspire and (possibly) amuse, it is large, but cr…
Museum in Cuenca

Museo de Cuenca

The city’s history museum is comprehensive, but heavily weighted towards the pre-medieval age. The story kicks off in the Bronze Age, but the real scoop is Sala 7, stuffed with original Roman statues (including Empe…
Tunnel in Cuenca

Túneles de Alfonso VIII

A mole hill of tunnels lies under Cuenca's old town. Over time they have served multiple purposes as aqueducts, crypts and, most recently, air-raid shelters during the civil war. The tunnels have recently been resto…
Museum in Cuenca

Museo Diocesano

Among the usual profusion of religious relics and pious paintings reside some metaphorical rays of light, including faded Flemish tapestries, a couple of distinctive El Grecos and a replica of the Holy Shroud made i…
Museum in Cuenca

Museo de Paleontología

Cuenca’s former Ars Nature has been transformed into a streamlined paleontological museum anchored by its appropriately kid-friendly dinosaur exhibition (‘Tierra de Dinosaurios’). Spacious modern galleries are decor…
Museum in Cuenca

Museo de las Ciencias

This family-friendly science museum should pacify kids who are bored with churches and monasteries. While not large, it has well-presented interactive gadgets relating to space, fossils and even a time machine. Best…