Built by the Moors in a defensive position at the heart of the Caliphate of Cordoba, Cuenca is an unusually well-preserved ... More
Historic Walled Town of Cuenca
Built by the Moors in a defensive position at the heart of the Caliphate of Cordoba, Cuenca is an unusually well-preserved medieval fortified city. Conquered by the Castilians in the 12th century, it became a royal town and bishopric endowed with important buildings, such as Spain's first Gothic cathedral, and the famous casas colgadas (hanging houses), suspended from sheer cliffs overlooking the Huécar river. Taking full advantage of its location, the city towers above the magnificent countryside.
If you look to your left as you enter Plac Zamkowy (Castle Square) you will see the remains of a
fourteenth century protective wall. As you cross the square you will notice the bricks under foot continue the line ...
The Roman aqueduct of Segovia, probably built c. A.D. 50, is remarkably well preserved. This impressive construction, with its two
tiers of arches, forms part of the setting of the magnificent historic city of Segovia. Other important monuments include ...
Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, the town's history is linked to the sugar cane industry. Rebuilt after
being looted by the Dutch, its basic urban fabric dates from the 18th century. The harmonious balance between the ...