Cuenca Guide
Popular destinations in Spain

Top Cuenca Attractions

  • Catedral de Cuenca / Cathedral of Cunea
  • Museo de Arte Abstracto Español / Museum of Spanish Abstract Art
  • Torre de Mangana / Tower of Mangana
  • Iglesia de San Felipe Neri / Church of San Felipe Neri
  • Casa Colgadas / Casa Colgadas
  • Museo de las Ciencias / Museum of the sciences

Top Festivals

La Semana Santa / Holy Week

Semana De Musica / Week of Music - April

Moors And Christians - September

Food & Drink

For a great selection of gastronomical delight then take a look at what Cuenca has to offer, they really enjoy the big meals that tease your tastebuds with an array of different meats and methods of cooking. A favourite of the province is Zarajos which is lamb's intestine wrapped around a vine shoot and then grilled, hardly a vegetarian option but this pattern is followed with the equally popular Morteruelo. This dish includes grated pig's liver and lard, cured ham and walnuts as well as a bit of chicken thrown in. If your still searching for more then you have the option of trial testing the sea food option. Trouts caught from the nearby streams are a great ingredient and will aid in making some amazing dishes.


Over in Cuenca they have quite a contrast between the months, if your looking for a really warm climate then be sure to head down around July as you will be looking at around 30ºC though during the winter months it does a complete U turn where you will find yourself at -0.7ºC on average in January so the layers will need to be applied.

Getting There

By plane
For Cuenca, if you want to get the bus you can expect around nine per day and they are quite reasonable in price near the 10 euro mark depending where your originally travelling from. It is a comfortable and enjoyable travelling environment where you can kick back and count down the time until your arrival in Cuenca.

By train
A great way to get around is the railway and Madrid's RENFA is a convienient way of getting over to Cuenca, as the Cuenca station lies on the same line between Valencia and Madrid. They go on a regular basis throughout the week and even more so on the weekend so a quick plan in advance will ensure a well priced ticket, around 3 hours is the time taken.

By bus
If your looking to travel by bus then you can be happy with the regular service throughout the day, you will be looking at around ten euros per tickets with a duration of around two hours if your going from Madrid.

Getting Around

Once you have arrived in Cuenca you will have the option of either a taxi or by foot, generally it will be easy to get around just walking but carrying the luggage on arrival is a good example for when you should get the taxi and it is relatively cheap leaving journeys an affordable possibility.

Fast Facts

PopulationApprox. 54600
Autonomous CommunityCastilla La Mancha
LanguagesCastilian, Spanish
LocationSlightly East of the Centre of Spain
Tourist OfficePlaza de la Hispanidad, 2
Tel: (+34) 969 235 815

Spanish in Cuenca

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