Cuenca is a municipality belonging to the Castilla la Mancha autonomous community. It is located on a rocky promontory, that descend almost vertically into the Júcar and Huécar rivers.
As seen in the picture above, the “hanging houses”, were built in the fifteenth century, on the rock which rise to form the Huécar river canyon. After thousands of years dating back from the Upper Paleolithic, 90,000 BC, through the Roman period, and until the later Muslim invasion in the year 784, the town of Qunka or Kunka, was established.
These are the only surviving examples of this type of building, that were common in this city for a long time. Currently the Hanging Houses, are a restaurant and the Museum of Abstract Art.
They also serve as a great location for millions of photos taken from the San Pablo bridge.
The photo below, show a part of The Enchanted City. It is a geological site near the city of Cuenca, where the erosive forces of the weather, and the water of the nearby Júcar river, have formed very special and fantastic shapes on the rocks.
These rocks of outstanding beauty, also serve as a great location for sport climbing.