Parador de Cuenca

Know the environment

The city of Cuenca has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is among Spain's most important historic areas.

What to see

  • Hanging Houses
  • San Pablo Bridge
  • Cathedral
  • Town Hall
  • Plaza Mayor (Main Square)
  • Las Petras Convent
  • Scenic overlooks above the Huécar and Júcar river gorges
  • Bezudo Arch and castle fortress
  • San Pedro Street and Alfonso VIII Street

What to do

  • Serrania de Cuenca Nature Reserve
  • Ciudad Encantada (Enchanted City) geological site (35 km)
  • Source of the Cuervo River (82 km)
  • Side streets of Las Majadas (35 km)
  • El Hosquillo Park (37 km)
  • Palancares Sinkholes (20 km)
  • Segóbriga Archeological Park (70 km)
  • Ucles (60 km)
  • Belmonte
  • Alarcón
  • Cuenca Dinosaur Trail
  • CULTURAL PASS CARD (All of Cuenca's Culture in One Card)  
    http://cuwel.es/cuencaculturalpass/
  • SIGHTSEEING BUS Serrania de Cuenca Nature Reserve 
    http://www.busturisticocuenca.es/rutas.php

Expert's recommendation

  • La Alcarria
Villaconejos del Trabaque - Priego - Alcaltud - Vindel - Valdeolivas - Buendía Reservoir - Ercávica (remains of a Hispano-Roman city)
  • La Mancha
Mota del Cuervo - La Mancha Húmeda Biosphere Reserve - Las Pedroñeras - El Pedernoso - Belmonte
  • Mountains, Palancares Sinkholes and Cañada Pools
Palancares Sinkholes - Cañada del Hoyo - Cañada Pools

Palancares Sinkholes
Round geological formations in which the ground has collapsed due to underground erosion. Walking route

Cañada del Hoyo
Rural vernacular architecture. Ruins of Buen Suceso Castle (16th century)

Cañada Pools
Sinkholes partially filled with water, which appears to be different colors
  • Serrania de Cuenca Nature Reserve
Hoz del Júcar Mountains - Villalba de la Sierra - Ciudad Encantada (Enchanted City) geological site - Uña - La Toba - Huélamo - Tragacete - Source of the Cuervo River - Las Majadas