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Spain, Historic Walled Town of Cuenca

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Location Province of Cuenca, Autonomous Community of Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Coordinates N40 4 35.832 W2 7 54.264
Property 23 ha
Date of Inscription 1996

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/781 )

Built by the Moors in a defensive position at the heart of the Caliphate of Cordoba, Cuenca is an unusually well-preserved medieval fortified city. Conquered by the Castilians in the 12th century, it became a royal town and bishopric endowed with important buildings, such as Spain's first Gothic cathedral, and the famous casas colgadas (hanging houses), suspended from sheer cliffs overlooking the Huécar river. Taking full advantage of its location, the city towers above the magnificent countryside.

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