Cuenca & Ciudad Encantada
Ciudad Encantada & Ventano del Diablo
On the outskirts of Cuenca, the must-see attraction is the Enchanted City. It is a path of rock sculptures that was formed as a result of a natural karst phenomenon. Some of these rocks have been formed by nature reminiscent of living beings and human constructions, such as a dog, an elephant or even the face of Donald trump!
In the outskirts of the village of Villalba de la Sierra is the Ventana del Diablo viewpoint – an imposing vaulted balcony carved out of the rock with a spectacular view of the canyon of the river Júcar.
Cuenca’s historical old quarter is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historic buildings are perfectly integrated into the surrounding nature as if they were a spontaneous continuation of it, and the narrow streets are interspersed among tall houses with wooden balconies overlooking the gorge, which are known as the Casas Suspendidas (Suspended Houses) because of their particular position. To get the best views of the city, you should cross the San Pablo Bridge over the Huécar River. Take a walk through the narrow streets, visit the Plaza Mayor and Cathedral of Cuenca and embrace the atmosphere of this unique place.