Every morning without fail, the massive doors of Cuenca Cathedral in Spain opens. In one of its 20 side chapels ... a beautifully restored monastery that now serves as a four-star hotel. From there, we had a sweeping view of the deep gorges that plummet.
Two cities which have recently become official “sisters”, Ronda (Málaga) and Cuenca (Castilla–La Mancha), are arguably two of the most stunning locations in Spain. Paul Whitelock ... the 98 metre gorge spanned by the Puente Nuevo, and Cuenca.
Walk across the Puente de San Pablo for great views of Cuenca's hanging houses © Tomás Fano Clinging to rocks on a steep mountainside in central Spain, you'll find a city ... to a 16th-century convent-turned-hotel. When you need a snack break head.
Spain is ageing in step with the crisis ... Abejar (Soria), Arganza (León), Peñas de San Pedro (Albacete), Puente de Vadillos (Cuenca) and Castelnou (Teruel) are just a few of the municipalities that are battling depopulation and competing with each.
Some towns almost defy description, and Cuenca is one of them. You pass from the red plains ... Hotel Ciudad de Cazorla (00 34 953 721 700), the Confortel Almagro (00 34 926 860 011) and the Cueva del Fraile in Cuenca (00 34 969 211 571). Reading: Spain.
So if you plan to cycle around colorful city streets, cross a few roads, eat weird and wonderful food, cart your expensive camera or iPod from hostel to hotel or go snorkeling in fish infested phosphorescent waters – then make sure you ask us to organize.