9 Sights in Cuenca, Spain (with Map and Images)
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1. Casas ColgadasBook Ticket*
The Casas Colgadas is a complex of houses located in Cuenca, Spain. In the past, houses of this kind were frequent along the eastern border of the ancient city, located near the ravine of the river Huécar. Today, however, there are only a few of them remaining. Of all of these structures, the most well-known is a group of three with wooden balconies.
2. Parque Cinegético Experimental de El Hosquillo
The Experimental Hunting Park of El Hosquillo, created in 1964 as a big game reserve, is located in the mountains of Cuenca and was bounded on three mountains owned by the City Council of the capital, although the nearest town by road is Las Majadas. It occupies an area of 910 hectares located within an area of great scenic beauty of the valley of the river Escabas, which continues its course surrounded by high cliffs and mountains after penetrating the park in the form of a spectacular waterfall, in the cuts known as the Rincón del Buitre, a place currently inhabited by brown bears.
Wikipedia: Parque Cinegético Experimental de El Hosquillo (ES), Website
3. Iglesia de San Nicolás de Bari
The church of San Nicolás de Bari located in Cuenca (Spain) seems to have already been built in the fifteenth century, although architecturally speaking, its structure does not resemble the typically Renaissance buildings of this century. Its original structure consisted of a rectangular plan with a stone apse at its head, a structure that is closer to the approaches of Romanesque architecture than to the Renaissance. As well as the orientation to the south of its main façade typical also of Romanesque churches.
4. Iglesia del Santísimo Cristo del Amparo
The church of the Holy Christ of Amparo in Cuenca (Spain) was built in the late sixteenth century and is located in the neighborhood of Los Tiradores. This neighborhood in the fifteenth century knew the arrival of humble people who came to the big city in search of work. The need to serve this population moved the Church to promote the Chapter of St. Catherine of Mount Sinai, as a hospital for the care of the shameful poor.
5. Museo Paleontológico de Castilla-La Mancha
The Paleontological Museum of Castilla-La Mancha (MUPA) is a museum dedicated to the paleontology of Castilla-La Mancha located in the city of Cuenca (Spain). Pay special attention to the numerous fossil remains found in the Las Hoyas and Lo Hueco sites in Cuenca. It also shows numerous life-size figures of dinosaurs, other reptiles and mammals found in sites of the autonomous community.
Wikipedia: Museo Paleontológico de Castilla-La Mancha (ES), Website
6. Convento de San Pedro de las Justinianas
The San Pedro monastery of the basin (Spain), which dates back to the mid-18th century, when the luxurious Canon decided to call AlejandroGonz á lez Vel á zquez and the leasing company so that they could trace and draft the conditions of the church building, even though the person who actually designed it was the first.
7. Museo de las Ciencias de Castilla - La Mancha
The Castilla-La Mancha Museum of Science is a museum facility attached to the Castilla-La Mancha Community Council, located in the basin, and was inaugurated on 15 January 1999. Its most important collection corresponds to fossils from the Paleontological Pit site, with 14,000 pieces and 24 hologram patterns.
Wikipedia: Museo de las Ciencias de Castilla-La Mancha (ES), Website
8. Museo de Cuenca
The Museum of Cuenca is located in the so-called Casa del Curato, in the old town of Cuenca (Spain). Opened in 1974, it has three sections: Archaeology, Ethnology and Fine Arts, although in 2009 only the first of them could be visited. His numismatic collection is also remarkable.
9. Iglesia de Santa Cruz
The church of the Holy Cross in Cuenca (Spain) was one of the first parishes that existed in that city. It was a modest construction, of a nave, which was made of masonry and wooden cover. It currently houses an interesting museum, The Roberto Polo Collection.
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