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Encyclopedia > Cuenca, Spain
Location of Cuenca in Spain
Looking through an arch in old Cuenca
Looking through an arch in old Cuenca

Cuenca is a city (2004 pop. 47,862) in the autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha in central Spain. It is the capital of the province of Cuenca. Image File history File links File links The following pages link to this file: Cuenca, Spain ... Download high resolution version (1200x1778, 89 KB)Cuenca, Spain: old town, including building formerly housing Inquisition. ... Download high resolution version (1200x1778, 89 KB)Cuenca, Spain: old town, including building formerly housing Inquisition. ... Spains fifty provinces (provincias) are grouped into seventeen autonomous communities (comunidades aut nomas), in addition to two African autonomous cities (ciudades aut nomas) (Ceuta and Melilla). ... Categories: Castile-La Mancha | Autonomous communities of Spain ... Cuenca province Cuenca is a province of central Spain, in the eastern part of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. ...


Its name may derive from Latin conca meaning "river basin" and referring to the gorge of the rivers Júcar and Huécar. Other alternative original names are contemplated, including "Anitorgis", "Sucro" or "Concava". Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The Júcar is a river on the Iberian Peninsula of Spain. ... One of the rivers that surround the city of Cuenca. ...

Casas colgadas
Casas colgadas

A beautiful and ancient city, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous for its casas colgadas (hanging houses) on the edge of the gorge of the river Huécar. While its collection of historical buildings is not as impressive as Toledo or Salamanca, it offers a unique mixture of nature and human constructions. The landscapes there are particularly wonderful in autumn, due to the mix of green, yellow and red colours in the gorges of the two rivers. Download high resolution version (900x601, 34 KB)Cuenca, Spain casas colgadas. Copyright holder is User:Jmabel. ... Download high resolution version (900x601, 34 KB)Cuenca, Spain casas colgadas. Copyright holder is User:Jmabel. ... UNESCO logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly known as UNESCO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations system established in 1945. ... Site #86: Memphis and its Necropolis, including the Pyramids of Giza (Egypt). ... This article is about the city in Spain named Toledo. ... Salamanca: Plaza Mayor Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Salamanca Salamanca (population 157,906 (2003)) is a castilian city in central Spain, the capital of the province of Salamanca in the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. ...

Cuenca cathedral
Cuenca cathedral

The city is a popular day or weekend trip from Madrid, to which it is connected by rail (RENFE), and is home to numerous museums, including the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art. Image File history File linksMetadata Cuenca_Catedral_de_Cuenca. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Cuenca_Catedral_de_Cuenca. ... Madrid is the capital and largest city in Spain, as well as in the province and the autonomous community of the same name. ... RENFE is Spains national railway operator. ...


External links

  • http://www.cuenca.org/

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Cuenca, Spain (1408 words)
The province of Cuenca is one of five provinces within the region of Castilla-La-Mancha, the other four being Guadalajara, Toledo, Albacete and Ciudad Real.
Cuenca the city, known as the 'Eagles nest' because of its position, high on a hill, is easily accessed by means of the N430/N320 highways and has a good infrastructure within the city.
Cuenca shares many features of its gastronomy with the other provinces of Castilla-La-Mancha; its origins, traditions and quality of its raw materials.
Cuenca (Spain) - Wikitravel (332 words)
Cuenca is a town in the region of Spain with the same name.
Cuenca is situated between Madrid and Valencia, in the third least populated region in Europe, and the town itself is a world heritage site - the old town is an outstanding example of a medieval city, built on the steep sides of a mountain.
Cuenca was the longtime home of artist and photographer Fernando Zóbel, and he chose it as the location for the museum, located in two converted centuries-old "casas colgadas".
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