Cuenca is a town of Spain, capital of the province of Cuenca, in the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha.
Cuenca is one of Spain’s most beautiful medieval cities, declared heritage of humanity by UNESCO and located at the entrance of the mountainous region of the same name, between the Júcar River and its tributary the Huécar.
In the nineteenth century, a fortress called Conca was at this location, built by Muslims who depended on Valencia emirate in the time of Taifa kings. This fortress will later under the power of the king of Seville Al-Maramit and the hands of the Almoravids finally to those of Alfonso VIII of Castile, who added her own areas in 1177.
Alfonso X “The Wise” in Cuenca conceded the title of city. It undergoes many seats and was sacked by the French troops during the War of Independence. It was besieged and taken by the Carlists in 1874, destroying part of the wall.
The Hanging Houses are the originality of the city. Built in the fourteenth century and well restored, they overlook the rocky wall of the Júcar River gorge. They house a restaurant and abstract art museum. They have earned the walled city to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
A beautiful view is to be taken from the bridge of San Pablo.