Cueva Del Fraile
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... village of Frias on route to our hotel which has a castle at the centre. It is located on a rocky outcrop that rises above the surrounding valley and looked particularly impressive due to the atmospheric clouds and surrounding mountains. Following a drink in Frias (another Zumo de piña for Joey) we went onwards to our home for the evening. When we arrived we realised again the difficulties of our ...
... evidence of early Roman settlement with the first recorded occupation by the Moors in the 8th century. In 1177 the city was conquered by the Catholic King Alfonso VIII who immediately tore down the mosques and commenced the construction of a Cathedral in the same year. That Cathedral, still stands today although the facade has undergone a number of changes.
There isn't much recorded about how the city was taken and there ...
... A village
grew up around it and then sprawled down the steep hill bound by the vertical
canyon walls all the way down to the flatter lands at the bottom. With such
limited space on the ridge, they also built up and most of the buildings in
Cuenca are multistory.
The old city of Cuenca constitutes the UNESCO World Heritage
Site. Cuenca’s new city sprawls around on the plain below the ridges and
canyons and is ...
Our weekend trip started with a train ride to Cuenca, after spending the day in Cuenca we would take another train to Valencia that night where we would stay until the following night when we took a train home. Although we didn't go out the night before, getting up early to make an 8:00am train on Friday was not appealing, and for some reason we were all exhausted. The fact that it was a gross day and raining did not help. This was ...
... knife. It was only 12:30 and we sat down for a quick lunch at a local paneria on Plaza Del Altozano. We had fresh empanadas, a sandwich with brie and bacon and croissant with ham and cheese. After lunch we sat back to enjoy a cup of coffee when I saw the most gross thing ever. A little boy of about 2 and half had to go to the bathroom, his grandma pointed to a tree, naturally the boy was behind the tree, from grandma's perspective, but right in front of us. ...