Hotel Alfonso VIII de Cuenca
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- Minbar in room
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
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... also know for its "Casas Colgadas" which roughly translates to falling/hanging houses. These houses are on the edge of all the cliffs throughout the town, as this town is surrounded by canyons and mountains. I have attached couple of pictures, if you Google Cuenca you will see even more. We saw these houses and then just joined some locals partying in the square and had a great day speaking Spanish, listening to music, and having good food and drink. By the time we left Cuenca, ...
... to Plaza Mayor. Stopping at whatever caught our interest along the way. Almost everywhere we walked we were assailed by grand scenic views, with imposing rock cliffs and ledges, and aged architecture, much of it in various stages of restoration. Photo opportunities everywhere, many photo points are marked on the tourist maps. On the western side someone had climbed high on the opposite cliff and painted a pair of large eyes which seemed to watch us. Much of the walking ...
After a rather pleasant walk down through the forest below the Alhambra we arrived back at our hotel a bit before 2:00pm. Much earlier than it would have been if we had waited for the bus to take us back! I ducked up to the car parking garage to fetch the car, yesterday afternoon the police were blocking off access to the front of our hotel so I was concerned they might do this each day (our hotel is next to a large police station). ...
... or my neighbor was especially noisy, ******* hard :-)).
Stumbled upon an artisan market in central Cuenca with a medieval theme, and a play being performed in the street. Cheeses, cakes, leather items were being sold. I bought two leather bracelets. Enjoyed the vibe while sitting on sunny church steps, listened to street musicians, ...
Day 4 (60km) - After a lovely breakfast at the hotel Romanca with, surprise surprise, omelette and orange juice (a recurring theme?) we set off in slightly miserable conditions. Our first port of call was the supermarket, as we were told that there wouldn't be many places, if any, to stop for lunch. After picking up some mini baguettes, fillings, crisps and much lusted after confectionary we were on our ...