Here’s Why you Need to Visit the Amazing Hanging Houses of Cuenca, Spain at Least Once; Esme Fox; The Culture Trip

Spain – Historic Walled Town of Cuenca

The Hanging Houses, also known as the Casas Colgadas, are located in the UNESCO World Heritage Spanish city of Cuenca, situated around 186km (115 miles) southwest of Madrid. Amazing feats of historic architecture, they cling to the side of the Cuenca Gorge, overhanging the Huécar River. Here’s why you need to visit these ancient skyscrapers at least once.

They date all the way back to the 15th century

The Hanging Houses are thought to have been originally built in the 15th, but were slowly added to, up until the 18th century. Renovations also took place in the 1920s. There were many of them built around this time period, but today only a few remain. The three that can be visited are the most iconic, with wooden balconies clinging to the edge.

They are a gravity-defying feat

The Hanging Houses are so amazing as they appear to defy gravity, clinging to the edge of a vertical cliff, over the Cuenca Gorge. Standing over the ravine like ancient skyscrapers, some stand at around seven stories high.

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