Things to see and do - Cuenca
Unmissable tourist sites
Cuenca Travel guide
Cuenca : Michelin's recommendations
Cuenca lies in a grandiose setting at the heart of the Serranía de Cuenca, linking the Castilian Meseta with the Levante region. In this limestone range, erosion has fashioned a jagged relief with occasional fantastic shapes. The old town is perched on a rocky shelf dissected by the narrow Júcar and Huécar passes, and resembles a balcony suspended between two chasms. Lack of space explains the narrowness and winding plan of its streets, as well as the height of its houses.
Tourist attractions Cuenca : Things to see and do
Hoz del Huécar E - 16000 Cuenca
The layout of this superb museum, opened in 2006 in the former Church of San Pablo, was entirely designed by Gustavo Torner, one of the artists who founded the "Cuenca Group". The geometric abstraction of his work is beautifully suited to t..
ObispoValero E - 16000 Cuenca
Famous 14C houses much restored, with suspended houses containing a museum of abstract art and a restaurant. The San Pablo promenade has a fine view over the most spectacular houses suspended above the Huécar, a vision that become magical with the il..
Casas Colgadas E - 16001 Cuenca
The Museo de Arte Abstracto Español occupies some of Cuenca's famous hanging houses; its setting and spectacular views are like something out of a painting. The collection assembled by Fernando Zóbel, which has continued to grow over the years, featu..
Ramon y Cajal, 23 E - 16004 Cuenca
This simple and pleasant hotel is located in historic Cuenca, 3 minutes’ walk from the Parque de San Julian, the city’s oldest park. It offers bright rooms with free Wi-Fi and scenic city views. Hotel Arevalo’s heated rooms feature classic and elega..
Parque San Julian, 3 E - 16001 Cuenca
This hotel is one of the most central hotels in the appealing city of Cuenca, offering its guests with a top-floor terrace boasting stunning views of the charming medieval old town. Cuenca is a fascinating city full of enticing little corners to d..
Avenida San Ignacio de Loyola, 9 E - 16002 Cuenca
The 4-star Hotel Torremangana is situated in the city centre, right in front of a beautiful park bordering the Júcar River, and next to the antique quarter. In addition to the listed amenities all rooms have wired music and a direct-dial telephone. ..
Federico García Lorca 3 E - 16001 Cuenca
Raff brings a new concept to dining in Cuenca. Choose between the gastro-bar, serving raciones and wines by the glass, or a more contemporary and functional dining room with huge blackboards adorning the walls. Updated traditional cuisine of a high q..
San Pedro 12 E - 16001 Cuenca
Colón 25 E - 16001 Cuenca
This restaurant with lots of personality features cooking steeped in tradition with a nod to contemporary culinary techniques. Savoury rice dishes, enticing daily suggestions and interesting menus complete the picture.
paseo del Huécar (subida a San Pablo) E - 16001 Cuenca
Julián Romero 4 E - 16001 Cuenca
Julián Romero 6 E - 16001 Cuenca
It occupies an old house with views over the Huécar river, formerly owned by local singer José Luis Perales. Three dining rooms with carefully arranged table settings and a wine cellar which can be visited for wine tasting sessions.