Cuenca and La Ciudad Encantada

Cuenca is a provincial capital in central Spain, about midway between València and Madrid. The historic old town is situated on a hil that rises steeply between two rivers. The modern centre of Cuenca is, however, on the other side of one of the rivers, why the old town feels more like a museum where you mainly find fellow tourists.

About 30 km outside Cuenca is La Ciudad Encantada, a natural park with some eyebrow-raising stone formations, the result of erosion over the years. Different sorts of rocks were originally mixed during some upheaval way back them. The soft rock has eroded away, while the hard rock is still there.

This suite of pictures starts with Cuenca, and then moves on to La Ciudad Encantada.

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1. Street
 

2. Calle Alfonso XIII
 

3. Plaza Mayor
 

4. Iglesia de San Pedro
 

5. View over Cuenca
 

6. Mountain View
 

7. From a Hill
 

8. Swimming Pool
 

9. As Seen from Below
 

10. Rock
 

11. Bridge
 

12. The Hanging Houses
 

13. View from Below
 

14. Balcony Study
 

15. Cathedral Detail
 

16. Ceiling in the Cathedral
 

17. Houses from below
 

18. House in Red
 

19. Eyes
 

20. Alley
 

21. From the River
 

22. La Ventana del Diablo I
 

23. La Ventana del Diablo II
 

24. La Ciudad Encantada
 

25. The Anvil
 

26. The Old Man
 

27. Kiss!
 

28. La Roca
 

29. Mar de Piedra
 

30. Mar de Piedra II
 

31. Ravine
 

32. On the Moon?
 

33. The Elephant and the Crocodile
 

34. Mountain Holes
 

35. Mushroom
 

36. Rock on Wood

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