8 Sights in Cuenca, Spain (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Cuenca, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Cuenca, Spain.

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1. Casas Colgadas

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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.

Wikipedia: Hanging Houses of Cuenca (EN)

2. Iglesia de San Nicolás de Bari

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Iglesia de San Nicolás de Bari Enrique Íñiguez Rodríguez (Qoan) / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de San Nicolás de Bari (Cuenca) (ES)

3. Iglesia del Santísimo Cristo del Amparo

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Iglesia del Santísimo Cristo del Amparo Enrique Íñiguez Rodríguez (Qoan) / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: Iglesia del Santísimo Cristo del Amparo (ES)

4. Museo Paleontológico de Castilla-La Mancha

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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)

5. Convento de San Pedro de las Justinianas

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Convento de San Pedro de las Justinianas Enrique Íñiguez Rodríguez (Qoan) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The convent of San Pedro de las Justinianas in Cuenca (Spain), dates from the mid-eighteenth century, when Canon Lujando decided to call Alejandro González Velázquez and Blas de Rentería to make the traces and write the conditions of the works of the church, although who really designed it was the first of them.

Wikipedia: Convento de San Pedro de las Justinianas (ES)

6. Museo de las Ciencias de Castilla - La Mancha

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Museo de las Ciencias de Castilla - La Mancha Turol Jones, un artista de cojones from Villanueva del Cascajal, República Independiente de Mi Casa / CC BY 2.0

The Science Museum of Castilla-La Mancha is a museum facility dependent on the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha located in Cuenca and inaugurated on January 15, 1999. Its most important collection corresponds to the fossils of the paleontological site of Las Hoyas, with 14,000 pieces and 24 holotypes.

Wikipedia: Museo de las Ciencias de Castilla-La Mancha (ES)

7. Museo de Cuenca

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Museo de Cuenca Enrique Íñiguez Rodríguez (Qoan) / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: Museo de Cuenca (ES)

8. Iglesia de Santa Cruz

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Iglesia de Santa Cruz Enrique Íñiguez Rodríguez (Qoan) / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Santa Cruz (Cuenca) (ES)

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