Attractions

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 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 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 de Cuenca

Lured in by the impressive old-looking facade (it was actually cleverly rebuilt in neo-Gothic style in 1902), Cuneca’s cathedral is well worth a visit. It was built on the site of the main mosque after the city's re…
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 been restored and f…
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 may perplex, inspire and (possibly) amuse, it is large, but cra…
Hill in Cuenca

Cerro del Socorro

This hill across the Río Huécar gorge from Cuenca's old town is crowned by a giant statue of Christ, which is illuminated at night. A 3km trail marked by the 14 Stations of the Cross follows a zigzag route to the to…
Viewpoint in Cuenca

Mirador Barrio del Castillo

Climb to the top of the old town for this fine viewpoint over Cuenca and its plunging gorges. You can also catch bus number 2 from the new town which stops close by.
Museum in Cuenca

Museo de Paleontología

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