11 Jan Routes through Cuenca, a World Heritage city
Cuenca offers us multiple options to enjoy its rich historical and cultural legacy. There are different recommended routes that will allow you to know all the places and corners of this beautiful town of La Mancha. It conserves an important historical and architectural heritage that expands throughout the ancient city, centered on buildings such as the Cathedral, the Hanging Houses or the colored buildings, which have already become a symbol of the city.
The famous Hanging Houses, also called Houses of the King, and are listed as an Asset of Cultural Interest. They are a conglomeration of civil buildings and are named for having a part of them cantilevered, or large balconies, standing on the high rocky ledge of the Huécar river sickle.
On the other hand, we recommend the well-known Route of the Museums (Diocesan Museum, the Spanish Abstract Art Museum, the Cuenca Museum and the Science Museum of Castilla La Mancha). With the Route of Large Houses or Palaces you can discover the impressive Juan del Pozo Canon House, the Convent of the Keepers of the Sacred Heart, the Old Jesuit College or the Palace of Mayorga. The routes of the Alcázar and the Jewish quarter are also highly recommended; Júcar Balconies; the one of the Rounds; the Vertical Architecture and Path of Modernity without forgetting the Walks by Huécar.