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Travel Blogs from Cuenca
... Hanging Houses) are the only remaining samples of this type of house built on a cliff face overhanging the abyss. At about 9 PM we went to Plaza Mayor and ordered a plate of Tapas (5 different sorts) and a bottle of Rioja. When the waitress brought the tapas she lit a flame thrower and singed the Tapas covered with goats cheese and caramelised onion. It only got better from there. They were all yummy! The whole lot set us back 17.50 Euro. Ole Espana!
... your waist?”
We all search the inside of the car. No sign of it.
“We looked through the whole house before we locked up. It can’t have been left there”.
“If it’s not here, it’ got to be there so we must go back. It’s only 30 minutes.
“How do we get in?”
“*****! The key is in the mail box, which is locked”.
We are in Logroņo so we must ...
... found on the walls of the surrounding churches and plazas. the music and lyrics are a combination of castellano, arabic and judeo-spanish languages originating from inhabitants of this area in the 12th and 13th century. the concert was magical.
i wish i had more time to explore this place...but i have to head to paris!
bueno...i shall return later to select my home.
... soon as we get them up.
After a great drive through hilly countryside we got to Cuenca which is another awesome hilltop town, sandwiched between 2 gorges. Ad we sat down for a beer in the Plaza Mayor, a huge catholic pageant took place. The men were carrying two large statues of Mary from one church to another 2 kilometres up the hill. The town band followed, beating drums and blasting out brass; and the porters of statues cracked large sticks in time on the cobblestones ...
... steep steps up to the old city - fortunately my chosen route is in the shade. I come out directly into the Plaza Mayor, where the cathedral and the most attractive old buildings are located. The houses are several storeys high even from this direction (more from below I reckon - if you hang your washing out of your back window (as many people have) make sure you peg it firmly onto the line, or you'll never see it again!) and are painted a mixture of colours - various shades of ...