When in Spain

When in Spain

A day trip to Cuenca and its hanging houses

April 18, 2022

I’m whisking you away on the high-speed AVE train for a day trip to the beautiful medieval city of Cuenca.

Join me as I stroll around Cuenca’s charming streets and squares, admire the gothic cathedral (one of the earliest examples in all of Spain) and cross the San Pedro bridge to admire the famous ‘casas colgadas’ , or hanging houses.

Later I walk up to the castle neighbourhood and get some breathtaking views of the city from the old castle remains as I reflect on the turbulent history of this UNESCO world heritage site.

In the episode I mention Cuenca’s Parador in the old San Pablo convent. It was closed the day I visited but also worth going to the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art.