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Madrid: Day Trip to Cuenca and The Enchanted City

1. Madrid: Day Trip to Cuenca and The Enchanted City

Experience Cuenca and the Enchanted City with an expert local guide on this full-day tour. After taking the bus to the Castilla La-Mancha region, stop at a wine cellar before continuing on to the Enchanted City, where the group will enjoy a walking tour through this magical place. Marvel at the unique natural structures and spectacular scenery. Continue on to the city of Cuenca, and stop in at the Devil's Window, a well-known viewpoint with amazing views. After enjoying free time for lunch, take a panoramic tour through the sickle of the Huécar River and before going to the highest part of the city, El Barrio del Castillo. Descend on foot to visit the most emblematic corners and many monuments of the Medieval quarter of the city. Finally, arrive at the Parador, where the bus will be waiting to return the group to Madrid.

From Cuenca: Cuervo River and Ciudad Encantada Day-Trip

2. From Cuenca: Cuervo River and Ciudad Encantada Day-Trip

Get picked up outside your hotel and head straight to heart of the Serranía de Cuenca Nature Reserve. Your first stop will be the El Ventano del Diablo viewpoint. Here, admire the panoramic views of the Cañón del Júcar and see birds such as native tawny vultures and alimoches flying overhead. Next, travel to Ciudad Encantada, a natural park in the Serranía, filled with a collection of karst rock formations that have been molded by the forces of nature. Let your imagination run wild as you try to spot faces and shapes in the naturally-formed sculptures. Enjoy a guided tour of the park and learn more about the karst formations from your knowledgable guide before heading to the Nacimiento del Río Cuervo spring. At the spring, spot an impressive variety of birds and marvel at the cascades of the waterfall.

Cuenca: Medieval Old Town and Cathedral Tour

3. Cuenca: Medieval Old Town and Cathedral Tour

Take a tour of Cuenca and experience its historic sites and stunning location with a Spanish-speaking guide. Perched on a natural rock, whose slopes descend into deep gorges of the Júcar and Huécar rivers, the city is often referred to as the "Eagle's Nest" and the old town is a great example of unbelievable architecture. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, Cuenca is an undiscovered gem of Spain, full of dramatic "Hanging Houses" and splendid ecclesiastical architecture. Take a stroll through the old town and discover the secrets of the main monuments. Travel back in time along the narrow streets and marvel at the hanging buildings. Get an insight into the local lifestyle and history along the way. Then, get the chance to look inside the 12th-century cathedral, first built between 1182 and 1270 in the Gothic style, and altered several times during the Renaissance and 18th century.

Cuenca: Nighttime Highlights Walking Tour in Spanish

4. Cuenca: Nighttime Highlights Walking Tour in Spanish

Gasp at the storybook landscapes of Cuenca, located in between two gorges, which create unique sceneries. Enjoy an evening stroll through the steep medieval streets on a walking trip with a professional guide and get to know all the historic landmarks of the city. Discover one of the most beautiful Spanish old towns and see the original fortress, built between two limestone canyons dug by the Huecar and Júcar rivers. Admire the facade of the first Gothic-style cathedral built in Spain and walk inside to take in the ornate decorations. Watch the characteristic 'hanging houses' light up at night, creating a mystical cityscape. Learn about their unique suspended structure, dating back to the 14th century.

From Madrid: Private Day Trip to Cuenca with Tour

5. From Madrid: Private Day Trip to Cuenca with Tour

Enjoy the convenience of a private door to door transport service on this day trip from Madrid to Cuenca. Take a tour with a local guide to admire sights like the convent of Saint Pablo and the imposing Cathedral of Cuenca Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Madrid. Sit back and relax in a comfortable car on the scenic drive to Cuenca. Meet your local tour guide once you arrive. Take in the Roman and Moorish monuments in the historic center. Head to the Cathedral of Cuenca to view its imposing Gothic façade. Admire the 15th century Saint Pedro's church which occupies the highest point in the city. Continue to the outside of the old town to view the massive convent of Saint Pablo which is perched atop a cliff. Marvel at the old houses that hang precariously off the the cliffs at the houses of Casas Colgadas. Have some free time to explore the city center or stop in at a local restaurant before returning to your accommodation in Madrid.

Cuenca: Urban Outdoor Escape Room Game

6. Cuenca: Urban Outdoor Escape Room Game

Become the protagonist of your own adventure as you race around the streets of Cuenca in an outdoor escape game. Choose between two challenges and receive both a physical box and a digital app to help guide you through the landmarks of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town. Before your adventure, receive a physical box posted to your address that contains reports, maps, photographs, and letters. Download the digital app and discover videos, games, clues, and information about Cuenca. Combine the app and physical materials to solve the mystery. Feel like a detective as you wander through the walled streets of the old town and see for yourself why it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can choose between two different options: Masked MurdererInvestigate the identity of a serial killer who has killed several young women, broadcasting the murders on social media and moving their bodies to well-known places in Cuenca. The Spear of DestinyGet hold of the Spear of Destiny before it falls into enemy hands. Through a telegram sent between two collaborators of Nazi Germany, historian Sarah Levi has traced the Spear of Destiny — with which the Romans killed Jesus Christ on the cross, to Cuenca. Now it's your job to locate it.

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What people are saying about Cuenca, Spain

A place to visit without a doubt. It is an exhausting but satisfying excursion, both to the Enchanting City and to Cuenca itself. We left at 8:30 a.m. from the Plaza del Conde de Casal, my family and I took the bus from Recoletos, line 14, which leaves you right there, it takes about 20 minutes both there and back, since the metro has to make transfers and it takes longer. The excursion lasts about eleven to twelve hours and thanks to the guide Fernando, who is a crack, it became very bearable for us, explaining every detail of the places we visited and the bus driver Laura, always attentive to everyone and giving us facilities to feel comfortable at all times. I would not like to tell anything about what I have seen because, as I say, you have to live them in person and so that each one values their experience.

The enchanted city was awesome and so was the city of Cuenca. The guide, Fernando was very friendly and outgoing, he's very knowledgeable regarding the tour information. Had a great time in both places. I highly recommend it specifically if Fernando is the guide.

I heartily recommend !!!! great guide Fernando. unforgettable impressions. beautiful photos. this tour cannot be missed. Great organization and a good safe driver.

Really good and informative. Mixed group Spanish and English speaking but the guide really took the time to ensure everyone had all of the information.

An amazing trip suggested to both foreigners and local. Knowledgeable and helpful tour guide. Definitely worths the trip.