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See the hanging houses of Cuenca

By Ethan Hews

Travel inland from Valencia through stunning Spanish landscapes to see the amazing Hanging Houses of Cuenca. Collect your Luxury Van in the City and head west inland. The scenic drive will take just over two hours.

This fabulous city is a Unesco World Heritage site, designated for its abundance of medieval buildings and its iconic casas colgadas, hanging houses, which cling like bird's nests to the high rocky cliffs that surround the town.

As you approach the town, cross the Puente de San Pablo footbridge and get photos of the wooden balconies hanging precariously over the Río Huécar. Stroll around the Old Town and visit the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español which holds a fabulous collection of modern art and sculpture. Visit the Ars Natura which displays all things related to fauna, flora and climate change.

Drive to see the caves which offer some of the oldest examples of cave art in Spain and have been awarded the World Heritage designation by the Unesco.

See the stunning Catedral de Santa María la Mayor in the main square, the lovely San Julian Seminary and the Oratorio de San Felipe de Neri, an unassuming church with a surprisingly exquisite interior.

Stop at the Parador de Cuenca for a late lunch. This ancient building was once used by Monks and now offers a gourmet restaurant. Try the local delicacies of ajoarriero, cod-potato spread, truffled eggs, Manchego cheese and finish with a sweet alajú, a treat made with honey and nuts.

The views are stunning, making this a perfect way to spend your afternoon.

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