Castile–Leon and Castile–La Mancha Sights

Ciudad Encantada (Enchanted City)

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Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Not a city at all, the Ciudad Encantada, 35 km (22 miles) north of Cuenca, is a series of large and fantastic mushroom-like rock formations erupting in a landscape of pines. This commanding spectacle, deemed a "site of national interest," was formed over thousands of years by the forces of water and wind on limestone rocks. Of the formations that are named, the most notable are Cara (Face), Puente (Bridge), Amantes (Lovers), and Olas en el Mar (Waves in the Sea)—some of them take some imagination. You can stroll through this enchanted city in less than two hours; you'll need a car to get here. You can also call the friendly hiking guides at Ecotourism Cuenca (969/238832 or 686/621689 www.ecoturismocuenca.com) to arrange hiking and walking tours of the area.

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Cuenca, Spain

Published 08/18/2015

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