Parador de Cuenca
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... the engineering
skills needed to build solid homes right at edge of cliff and a large cathedral
which also backs up to the edge. Cuenca overall is incredibly picturesque with
great views almost everywhere.
So who lives in these houses Casas Colgadas perched so
precariously at the edge of the cliffs. Well, several of those that look most likely
to tumble off the edge are joined together and now house a museum of Spanish
... of the class trips as well so its safe to say we were not all that bright and cheery.
Although it was pouring when we first got to Cuenca, it actually turned out to be a lot of fun. We saw a few different cathedrals/churches/mosques, the hanging houses which literally are attached to the side of a wall and hang over a cliff, and then we saw a very cool aqueduct. In order to get to it we had to do a little climbing ...
... side I made it. It was sweat running down my face and not tears but everybody was graceful about not making a big deal out of it. Johan was concerned that he might not ever have the use of his hand back as it was crushed in the most loving way while crossing the bridge. The spend our time meandering through the old town, taking photos and walking uphill to the top of the town. Only 2.6 km from the bridge to the top. We were a little early for sunset and had to ...
Cuenca was perfect. A beautiful little city that wouldn't have been nearly as fun without such a great host. Van and I had so much fun. He was supposed to be working this week-- he works from home as a graphic designer-- but he decided to take a few days off to spend with me. We ate every meal together and even took our siestas on adjacent couches. He was beyond generous, he certainly paid more than I did for our meals (we ...
Today, we took a day trip to one of Spain's most surreal-looking towns, Cuenca. This 15th century town is high up on a hill with some medieval houses perched on a rock with the balconies dangling right over the abyss.. This unique architectural attraction is called Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses).
After a bit of searching, we found the road leading to the town and I dropped Maryln, Herb and Judy off at the top of the hill while I went to ...