Cuenca


Catedral de Cuenca by Gringosabroad.com

Catedral de Cuenca by Gringosabroad.com

What to see: 

Less than 2 hours driving from Madrid, you will find the city of Cuenca, which is a “must-see” kind of place if you’re travelling around Spain. Cuenca was named “UNESCO World Heritage Site” in 1999 and its Hanging Houses well deserve such honor. These iconic houses from Cuenca were built in the 15th century and the best way to see them is from the  bridge of San Pablo. Another city monument is the Cathedral of Cuenca, whose construction started in the 12th century.

Once you walk around the city and check out some other relevant venues of Cuenca, you should also enjoy the city’s gastronomy. As in most parts of Spain, Cuenca has a passion for meat and a tender roast lamb is its specialty. I can’t tell you which is the best “Asador” or rotisserie in the city, but here is a link to Trip Advisor. Hope you have fun finding the right place (please let us know if you do)!

How to get there:

  • By Train (AVE-Medium Distance)

            Depart from: Atocha train station
            Schedule:
Departure (Madrid-Cuenca)
Return (Cuenca-Madrid)
            Duration: approx. 50min (AVE) 2h 50min (Medium distance)
            Price AVE (High speed): 24€ (round trip approx. 48€).
            Price (medium distance): 14€ (round trip approx. 28).

  • By bus

            Depart from: Méndez Álvarez
            Schedule: Check Avanza web site (English)
            Duration: approx.  2 hour 10  min
            Price: 14€ (round trip 28€)

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