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Cuenca Cathedral & City Tour

Cuenca Cathedral & City Tour
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$87.06
Duration: 12 hours
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Description

Discover all the Artistic Heritage of Cuenca in a day trip, departing from the center of Madrid
Know the city of Cuenca, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
Access to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace and the Hanging Houses, an authentic symbol of the city of Cuenca
We will stop along the way at the Finca La Estacada winery.
Surprise yourself with the panoramic Tour by the Hoz del Huécar, under the hanging city of Cuenca.
Only excursion to Cuenca with departure from Madrid

We leave at 9:15 am from the center of Madrid, in Calle San Bernardo, Nº7. Our bilingual guides will accompany you from the beginning of the excursion, which will be done by bus or minivan.

On the way to Cuenca we will make a brief stop at the Finca La Estacada Winery, to go to the bathroom or have a coffee contemplating its magnificent views over the vineyards of La Mancha.

We will make a guided tour inside the Cathedral, we will access the Diocesan Art Museum and the Museum of Abstract Art located inside the Casas Colgadas.

Later we will eat in the City of Cuenca. If you have hired food, the bus will take you to our restaurant. If you have chosen the option "Without Lunch", we will leave you in a restaurant area, where the bus will pick you up again at the time set by our guide.

After lunch we will make beautiful a panoramic tour by bus, under the Hanging Houses on the Huécar River Sickle, to the Barrio del Castillo, the highest part of Cuenca, from where our guided tour of 2 hours will start. In this walking tour, the interiors are not accessed.

THE CITY OF CUENCA: declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is one of the cities with the most material and immaterial wealth of Spain. Cuenca is a city built on top of a high point surrounded by two rivers, Júcar and Huécar, which gives an incomparable natural setting. The gorges enclose an immense historical patrimony that is interlaced between two precipices. Essential for the traveler will be to travel through its old town and get lost walking around its enchanting alleys full of important examples of religious heritage such as churches, convents, seminars, and the contrast of museums like. The most impressive building of the city, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace, the first example of Gothic art in Spain was raised by order of Alfonso VIII.

The most known location of the city are its famous Hanging House ,an example of popular architecture typical from Cuenca. Other examples of this typical architecture are the Skyscrapers of San Martin, the first buildings in the world with more than ten floors. The Bridge of St. Paul becomes a nice walk for the daring and an adventure for the vertiginous, but everyone leaves with the same feeling of being in one of the best places in the city.

No doubt: Cuenca is unique!

Around 7:00 p.m., we will board the bus with our guide to get to Madrid at 9:15 p.m.

Discover all the Artistic Heritage of Cuenca in a day trip, departing from the center of Madrid
Know the city of Cuenca, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
Access to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace and the Hanging Houses, an authentic symbol of the city of Cuenca
We will stop along the way at the Finca La Estacada winery.
Surprise yourself with the panoramic Tour by the Hoz del Huécar, under the hanging city of Cuenca.
Only excursion to Cuenca with departure from Madrid