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Cuenca province in Spain

Terraced houses and city delighted in the province of Cuenca

Location: Cuenca province is one of the five that make up the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha, from which most historical treasure. It borders the provinces of Valencia, Madrid and Teruel, besides being a place of connection between the Centre of the peninsula and the Mediterranean.

Municipalities: Composed of a hundred  municipalities where the most important is its capital, which has one of the most impressive and admired by its uniqueness historical centres such as "hanging houses". The region's economy is centred on Agriculture and natural resources.

What to see? The numerous natural parks that are scattered throughout the province of Cuenca are the attractions that visitors concentrates. In addition there are unique places like the capital, Villanueva de la Jara and the “enchanted city”.

What to eat? The most characteristic products are derivatives of meat such as for example the morteruelo or pastor gazpacho recipe. You can also taste fine wines, cheese and mushrooms.

Where to stay? The number of cottages has been increasing over the years and the arrival of new tourists. In the smaller towns the choice is to rent some accommodation.

How to get? You have two possibilities: by car or bus through some of the highways that pass through the province or by train.

Castilla La Mancha region in Spain

The rich cultural and artistic heritage of Castilla La Mancha

Location: Castilla La Mancha is an autonomous community located in the center of the Iberian peninsula. It borders other regions such as Madrid, Extremadura, Andalusia, Murcia, Valencia, Aragón and Castilla y León. During the entire history of Spain, it was an important area where many battles were fought.

Municipalities: About 900 municipalities divided into 5 provinces make up one of the largest communities. The region's economy has been based on agriculture, and with the passage of the years has diversified with more industry and rural tourism.

What to see: Castilla La Mancha has a great cultural heritage that is a magnet for lovers of history. Thus for example Toledo, Cuenca and Almaden have received the distinction as world heritage. It has a large number of protected natural areas.

What to eat: The gastronomy of Castilla-La Mancha has a great diversity which is known to be summed up in the Don Quixote where there is a detailed list of the best-known dishes as pisto manchego or crumbs.

Where to stay: With the arrival of tourists to the community, hotels have been emerging in different parts of the La Mancha geography. There are numerous cottages for rent.

How to get there: The most important airport is Madrid, being located in an area of transition between different parts of the peninsula, there are a lot of connections by road, bus or train.