Cuenca is one of the most beautiful provincial capitals in the Spanish geography to disconnect without having to flee to the countryside or the mountains. This, in particular, is a very special and particular place because its historic center unfolds on the edge of rocky walls, in the middle of the mountains. The Cathedral, the Hanging Houses and its cobbled streets are charming. It is not surprising that it is declared World Heritage. However, if rainy days catch you during your visit, there is much to do, such as taking the opportunity to try its gastronomy of pastoral tradition.
Museum of Spanish Abstract Art
Although many people don’t know it, Cuenca is an art capital and this museum is a must. Located in the unique Casas Colgadas, in the historic center and in a unique medieval building in Spain, exhibits a collection of abstract art and rearranges its collection periodically to host temporary exhibitions. A small but beautiful museum, in which a remarkable balance between painting, sculpture and architecture is maintained.
Alfonso VIII Tunnel
This space served as a refuge during the Civil War. Its strategic location in the communications between the center of Spain and the Levant placed the city in the crosshairs of air raids. This led to the design of a underground tunnel system where citizens could take refuge. Today, we can see what those defensive spaces were like thanks to the rehabilitation of the Alfonso VIII street tunnel: a 95-meter-long gallery with guided and even dramatized tours.
Paleontological Museum of Castilla-La Mancha
The founding core of this collection is made up of the funds from paleontological interventions in the Cuenca sites of Las Hoyas (Lower Cretaceous of La Cierva) and Lo Hueco (Upper Cretaceous of Fuentes), although the rest of the collection also forms part of this collection. paleontological deposits owned by the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-la Mancha. At this time the collection is made up of remains from sites covering the last 550 million years of the earth’s historybut with a special representation of the Paleozoic records of Toledo and Ciudad Real, Mesozoic records of Guadalajara and Cuenca, and Cenozoic records of the entire region.
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