Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Northeast Castilla-La Mancha

Ruinas Romanas de Valeria

The fascinating archaeological site of Ruinas Romanas de Valeria is located just outside the village of Valeria, 34km south of Cuenca. Though not as extensive as the nearby ruins of Segóbriga, Valeria is less known …
Top Choice Cathedral in Sigüenza

Catedral de Santa María de Sigüenza

Rising up from the heart of the old town is the city’s centrepiece – the cathedral. Begun as a Romanesque structure in 1130, work continued for four centuries as the church was expanded and adorned. The largely Goth…
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…
Palace in Northeast Castilla-La Mancha

Palacio de los Duques del Infantado

The only reason to visit businesslike Guadalajara, aside from changing buses, is a pretty good one: the former palace of the illustrious Mendoza clan is unique in Spain, as its ornate facade punctuated by spiky diam…
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…
Archaeological Site in Northeast Castilla-La Mancha

Parque Arqueológico de Recópolis

Recópolis, a fascinating archaeological site, is a rarity. It was one of possibly only four cities that were built during the Visigothic era in Western Europe. Founded by King Leovigildo in AD 578, it was originally…
Archaeological Site in Northeast Castilla-La Mancha

Segóbriga

Castilla-La Mancha's best-preserved Roman ruins may date as far back as the 5th century BC. The highlights are a Roman theatre and amphitheatre on the fringes of the ancient city, looking out over a valley. Other re…
Castle in Sigüenza

Castillo de Sigüenza

Calle Mayor heads south up the hill from the cathedral to a magnificent-looking castle, which was originally built by the Romans and was, in turn, a Moorish alcázar (fortress), royal palace, asylum and army barracks…