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.

- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)

4 sites in this World Heritage

  • Recinto Intramuros
  • Barrio del Castillo
  • Barrio del San Anton
  • Barrio Tiradores

Recinto Intramuros

Barrio del Castillo

Barrio del San Anton

Barrio Tiradores

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Spain 
Category
Cultural
Name
Historic Walled Town of Cuenca
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(v)
Year of Registered
1996
Keyword
Historic Center, Registered in 1996, Wall, Walled City