- 2 hours
Entering to Cuenca is entering a city full of magic and charm, a city that makes you fell in love at first sight.
But when that magic is seen, it is during this visit that we propose to you.
Minimum duration of two hours enjoying the landscape, the history, the legends and anecdotes of Cuenca with the best-prepared team which team puts feelings and joy for its Cuenca City, Patrimony of humanity since 1996. We start from the highest tourist information point in the city, in Long Street, in the Barrio del Castillo. Last stop of the urban bus lines number 1 and 2. The visit ends at the San Pablo Bridge.
Cuenca is landscape city raised on a tongue of land between the sickles of the Júcar and Huécar rivers, which gave a natural incomparable frame to a urbanism anchored in time. These sickles keep locked up a huge historic patrimony that sits between two cliffs, and immersed a city in nature by thousands of years on geological morphology, little by little pierced by these rivers and which it forms a stone structure that dwarfs the one who looks at them.
La Cuenca is a patrimony city that opens to the visitant as a perfect fusion between modern art and tradition, is essential for the traveler to walk the old town, letting get loose for the charming framework streets that came with important samples of religious patrimony as churches, convents, seminaries which you can breathe the entrenched cult tradition of the city, even important museums as the Abstract Art Museum, the Antonio Perez Foundation or the Secret Museum of the cathedral, good example of provincial sacred art were important works are guarded from the Romanic to the actuality, highlighting the art picture of Martin Gomez el Viejo and the Greek. A city of contrasts where the modern and traditional coexist.
The most impressive building in the city, the Cathedral de Nuestra Señora de Gracia, the first of Gotic in Spain was built by the order of Alfonso VII. His wife, Leonor of Aquitaine and Plantagenet, sister of Richard Lionheart, introduces the gothic aires in the cathedral Factory which is considered as the first gothic cathedral of Castilla, being consecrated in 1208 under the patronage of Santa Maria. On the inside, the light effect gets through the stained glass, which it takes the visitant to a mistic walk that does not stop surprising while watching the construction from the XII century to the last Baroque chapel.
The Cathedral visit gets complemented with an impressive view on heights from the Triforium of the Cuenca Cathedral. A small spiral staircase leads the visitor to the cathedral sky. From there we are received for the impressive views of the Cathedral, a singular spectacle that allowed us to appreciate every detail, every corner. Since there, to the exterior will surprise you the main square from the heights, where we can appreciate not just the most of the characteristic buildings of the Old Town also a panoramic view of New City and the Sickle of Jucar, with its impressive reliefs and natural landscapes.
The Treasure Cathedral Museum of Cuenca, designed by the artist Gustave Torner, exhibits more than 200 pieces of great value and singularity, especially in the referred ones to the XVI century. Dedicated rooms to medieval art, the renaissance, and the vault treasure, where also of the craftwork we can find two wonderful works of El Greco, as the Diptico Bizantino Reliquary Icon of the Epiro despots, and a big collection of pencils and carpets.
Hanging Houses, an example of popular Conquense architecture where its balconies invite you to observe the emptiness converting in saint and sign of the city, As its skyscrapers of San Martin, the first buildings with more than 10 floors of the world.
Inside of the emblematic Hanging Houses, we can find with one of the artistic samples more significative of art in Spain from the XX midcentury: The Abstract Art Museum. The museum exhibits more than a hundred of painting and sculptures, one of the more complete collections of Spanish artists works of the abstract generation of the fifties and sixties, continuation, in a certain way of the renovating ideas that one had had Picasso, Miro, and Gris. In there are represented artists like Canogar, Chillida, Feito, Millares, Oteiza, Tapies, Torner, Zobel.
St. Paul's Bridge, designed by the Eiffel School it becomes a walk for the daring and an adventure for the dizzying, but everyone leaves with the same feeling of being in one of the best places in the city.
Both customers carrying the included tickets and those who do not will realize a visit by the medieval city together for 2 hours, when te visit ends. After, travelers carrying tickets included will visit the Hanging Houses and the
Tour duration2 hours
Offered languagesSpanish / English
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From April 1st to October 30th: from Tuesday to Sunday at 11:00 am
From October 1st to March 31th: from Thursday to Sunday at 11:00 am
Tourist Information Office of Cuenca C/Larga nº 41 (Barrio del Castillo)
Stop at 1 and 2 of the urban autbous
Included in this tour
- Turistic guide
Language: Spanish –English (specify in the reservation, on disponibility. The clients who choose the English language could suffer occasionally of changes in the Schedule activity)
Guaranteed departure from two persons
Indicate hotel of stay where the pick-up is to be made
Reservations until 8:00 p.m. on the day before departure
Cancellation fees: without charges until 24 hours before.
Prices valid until 12/31/2019