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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 ...
... a restaurant drinking sangria till sunset. With some lunch we will have a nice photo or two. After dark we started our walk down hill, and stopped in the plaza mayor for dinner. At day 14 Johan told me that mayor stand for "old" plaza, I have been thinking that it stands for the biggest plaza. We had a lovely dinner of t bone steak with pepper sauce, pork lion with roquefort cheese sauce and lamb chops. Again a long lazy evening ending with a lazy night cap in ...
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 ...
... to dinner at Natura Ars. This restaurant was on the opposite side of the hill to where they were staying and had magnificent views of the township and rolling hills. The window of the restaurant was 30 metres and 20 metres wide. As the sun set, the lights of the town slowly lit up the city of Cuenca.
A ten course degustation awaited them as they were ...
... standing over three large roman arches. The middle arch is for vehicles to pass leading into Plaza Mayor, the home of the Cuenca Cathedral. The cathedral dates back to 1182-1270 and is apparently the first gothic style built in Spain because of the influence of Alfonso VIII's wife Eleanor of Aquitaine who introduced the Anglo-Norman style.
A lot of the newer buildings aren't that interesting but all the different colours make for a rather ...
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