Cuenca (Castile-La Mancha) is an amazing place with an extraordinary historical and artistic heritage. The cathedral and the hanging houses are not to be missed, and Ciudad Encantada is a geological site a few kilometres from the capital that is well worth a visit as well.
The historic walled city was named a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1996. If you haven’t been there, you should consider it for a weekend getaway. You’ll love it.
A nice place to stay in Cuenca is Posada de San José, a country hotel refurbished by Jennifer and Antonio Cortinas that began operation in 1983. Erected in the seventeenth century as a monastery, the building is in the heart of the historic district. It boasts an extraordinary restaurant that serves local dishes.
‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do’ is a saying that people who travel the world put into practice quite often. The restaurant at Posada de San José serves local tapas and homemade recipes like morteruelo (meat stew), pisto (vegetable stew), gazpacho pastor, ajoarriero (fish stew) and Manchego cheese. Perfect matches for all these hearty foods, typical of country cuisine, are the wines from Finca Antigua, which, of course, you can have at Posada de San José.