11 October, 2013

Our travel recommendation: Cuenca

Usually we recommend something to see in the surroundings, but this time will would like to recommend you a marvelous city, Cuenca, at just at just 2 hours by train from Alicante.

Cuenca’s old town has the UNESCO World Heritage designation, and the city spreads out from atop a promontory overlooking the ruins of its Moorish castle, the ancient Kunka fortress.
The Cathedral, Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses) and cobbled streets charm the most hardened traveler.


Where to stay?
Hotel Convento del Giraldo


Where to eat?
Plaza Mayor Restaurant
Plaza Mayor, 5, 16001 Cuenca


Don´t miss
Museo de Arte Abstracto Español
It is situated in a privileged location,  in the Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses), houses suspended above the cliff wall overlooking the Huécar River
The Museum exhibits a permanent collection of 129 paintings and sculptures by Spanish artists of the Abstract Generation of the 1950s and 60s (Millares, Tàpies, Sempere, Torner, Rueda, Zóbel, Saura, among some thirty other artists), as well as other artists from the 1980s and 90s.
In 1980, the founder of the Museum, Fernando Zóbel, donated its collection to the Fundación Juan March, which then incorporated it into its own collection.
Museo de Arte Abstracto de Cuenca


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