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Cuenca, Spain Walking tours

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Cuenca: Medieval Old Town

1. Cuenca: Medieval Old Town

Take a tour of Cuenca and experience its historic sites and stunning location with a Spanish-speaking guide. Perched on a natural rock, whose slopes descend into deep gorges of the Júcar and Huécar rivers, the city is often referred to as the "Eagle's Nest" and the old town is a great example of unbelievable architecture. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, Cuenca is an undiscovered gem of Spain, full of dramatic "Hanging Houses" and splendid ecclesiastical architecture. Take a stroll through the old town and discover the secrets of the main monuments. Travel back in time along the narrow streets and marvel at the hanging buildings. Get an insight into the local lifestyle and history along the way. Then, get the chance to look inside the 12th-century cathedral, first built between 1182 and 1270 in the Gothic style, and altered several times during the Renaissance and 18th century. (Week ends only)

Cuenca: Historic Center and Cathedral of Cuenca Walking Tour

2. Cuenca: Historic Center and Cathedral of Cuenca Walking Tour

Embark on a scenic walking tour through the historic center of Cuenca, and admire historical architecture, gaze at spectacular views of the Júcar and Huécar Gorges, and experience the beauty of the Cathedral of Cuenca and its stained glass windows. Meet the guide near the Plaza Mayor and enjoy the views of the Júcar and Huécar gorges while exploring the historical beauty of the Old Town, and its beautiful architecture. Cross the Plaza Mayor and head toward the San Pablo Bridge area. Walk across the bridge over the Huécar River Gorge, and see some of the best views of the hanging houses of Cuenca, an emblem of the city and an example of popular Cuenca architecture. Finish the tour with a stop at the Cathedral of Cuenca. Finish the tour at the Cathedral of Cuenca, the fifth-largest cathedral in the entire national territory, and one of the earliest examples of Gothic architecture in Spain. Admire the beauty of the stained glass windows, the chapels, and the spectacular views from the triforium.

Tour nocturno por Cuenca Medieval

3. Tour nocturno por Cuenca Medieval

Explore the remarkably intact townscape of Cuenca on a night-time walking tour. See the medieval buildings of Plaza Mayor stacked on 2 deep river gorges. Walk through narrow winding streets and cross the San Pablo bridge to admire tall houses with wooden balconies hanging over the sheer cliffs.  Follow your guide through a network of cobbled streets while listening to the history and legends of this medieval fortress town. Enjoy the impressive views of the Júcar and Huécar gorges, passing by the most emblematic corners of Cuenca's old town. Arrive at Plaza Mayor to look at the two most iconic monuments in the town – the arcaded Town Hall and the Cuenca Cathedral. Marvel at the old-looking facade rebuilt in neo-Gothic style in 1902 with a magnificent Renaissance doorway.  Finally, head to the San Pablo bridge area. Get on this iron and wood footbridge that crosses the Huécar River to get the best views of the hanging houses of Cuenca – an emblem of the town – that look even more stunning at night in the floodlights.

Cuenca: Medieval City and Gorges Guided Tour

4. Cuenca: Medieval City and Gorges Guided Tour

Explore the medieval city of Cuenca and the Huécar and Júcar Gorges on a guided tour. Discover the medieval streets of this UNESCO World Heritage city and its historic cathedral. Transition from city to nature and make your way to San Pablo Bridge for views of the gorges. Start your tour by making a 2-hour descent from the upper part of the historic center of the fortified town of Cuenca. As you make your way through the maze of streets, listen to your guide's tales of the medieval town. Upon arrival at the Plaza Mayor, see the Cathedral of Santa María and San Julián. This cathedral is the fifth largest in Spain and is considered a national "laboratory" of Gothic architecture. Walk across the San Pablo Bridge, an iron walkway that crosses the Huécar River Gorge. Enjoy views of the hanging houses of Cuenca, an example of Cuenca architecture and an emblem of the city, to end your tour.

Cuenca: Nighttime Highlights Walking Tour in Spanish

5. Cuenca: Nighttime Highlights Walking Tour in Spanish

Gasp at the storybook landscapes of Cuenca, located in between two gorges, which create unique sceneries. Enjoy an evening stroll through the steep medieval streets on a walking trip with a professional guide and get to know all the historic landmarks of the city. Discover one of the most beautiful Spanish old towns and see the original fortress, built between two limestone canyons dug by the Huecar and Júcar rivers. Admire the facade of the first Gothic-style cathedral built in Spain and walk inside to take in the ornate decorations. Watch the characteristic 'hanging houses' light up at night, creating a mystical cityscape. Learn about their unique suspended structure, dating back to the 14th century.

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What people are saying about Cuenca, Spain

A fantastic tour, there was only a little heat left over and a dog that was going on the tour, thank goodness that the group was divided and I did not have to do the tour with why I should have canceled it, I have an allergy and panic.

A pesar del mal tiempo. La experiencia fue maravillosa y la historia contada desde el punto de vista del arte te da un conocimiento extra. Nos ha gustado mucho y la guía Marta ha sido genial.

Excellent tour and guides ... highly recommended, you always learn things that you can't even imagine and it helps to love the city more

Our tour guide probably didn't have his best day, but the tour itself is really recommendable!

Nice visits, very fun experience, and a very friendly guide.