Ciudad Encantada
Ciudad Encantada
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksGeologic Formations
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Alex F
The Villages, FL2,007 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
If you have an interest in geology, this is for you. About 45 minutes ride from Cuenca. No public transport, you must hire transport or have your own. Once there, the trail to follow is well marked or just follow the gravel trail.
Written October 20, 2022
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The Kilted Drifters
Madrid, Spain236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Really nice 3 kilometer trails around the rock formations. They are all named, mostly after animals that they resemble. We went on a really hot day and a lot of the trails are unshaded, so wear sunscreen or a hat! Nature never fails to impress.
Written July 31, 2021
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Ramona
Auckland Central, New Zealand641 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
A very different type of tourism, where you see spectacular rock formations. Make sure you go when there is plenty of sunlight.

There are hundreds/thousands of caterpillars all over the area, so make sure your dog (animals are allowed inside) doesn't eat/lick one because they are poisonous. However, I found it very sad that the staff were going around and killing the caterpillars. We asked the staff member why he was doing that and his response was 'because they are a nuisance to visitors'. We found this shocking! If this is the caterpillars territory, should humans not respect them and just not touch them? They're only dangerous if we touch them and if there were warning signs around the place, then people should abide by that and not harm themselves. Unfortunately, that is not the case and the poor little creatures are killed instead just because humans are in their habitat. The caterpillars do nothing to formation of the rocks, they are just there. Please respect these insects!
Written March 30, 2019
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JusticiaInfinita
Cadiz, Spain655 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
This is a strange, magnificent and natural landscape situated near the Spanish city of Cuenca and which is called the Enchanted City. In this place, for instance in 1982 was filmed "Conan the Barbarian" because of the rocks formations of the Enchanted City provided the setting for a supernatural encounter between Conan and his enemies. On the other hand this place is excellent for photographers because there are many roks with odd shapes such as mushrooms, faces and particulary the stone sea. The current ticket cost 4 euros but if you want a guide for explanations so you must pay 5 euros for ticket.
Written August 21, 2015
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karensarhon
Istanbul, Türkiye69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
This was part of our tour to Cuenca. When we got to Cuenca, Victor took us to the Ciudad Encantada. This is nature, pure and simple, with NO pollution whatsoever. You just breathe in the clean air and clean your tired lungs. The extraordinary rock formations are very very interesting to see. Victor was very knowledgeable and explain a million small details that were really interesting. It is always a great pleasure to visit a place with a knowledgeable guide. It was a long walk but worth every minute. The weather was excellent also, which helped. All in all, everyone should see this place if they ever get to Cuenca.
Written December 29, 2018
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IfieldDiver
Brighton94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
A 3 km gentle stroll around some bizarre rock formations, a short drive out of Cuenca. Lovely countryside is all around, very quiet and relaxing. We had superb weather so it was very enjoyable. Children will enjoy the half day trip. You will need an imagination to see some of the shapes. Lots of free parking, toilets, bars & restaurant. Entry is €5 for an adult, with discounts for children & pensioners.
Written January 26, 2018
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Emira T
Tunis, Tunisia860 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
I don't think there are many places similar in the world, so I would recommend visiting it. The tour takes an hour. You're given a map to follow a clear path. It's a fun walk discovering various and odd rocky shapes. Descriptions for each monument are available in English and Spanish.

Opening hours: 10am to 9pm with gates closing at 7'30pm.
Ticket is at 5 Euros for adults. Tour with guide: 6 Euros.
Kids from 8-12 years old pay 4 Euros. Those younger go in for free.
Written August 15, 2017
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Claire S
Orlando, FL94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
We took the advice of other people on TripAdvisor and booked a trip out to the Ciudad Encantada with Jurgen Hans Loos who has his own tour company in Cuenca that can be easily found with a Google search. He met us at the train station and drove us through the country to the Ciudad Encantada. This rural site is full of interesting limestone formations caused by water erosion. Jurgen was very knowledgeable about the area and led us through on a 50 minute walk. We then visited a lake at the town of Una and watched the birds. Finally he drove us through an impressive river gorge to a high point--the Devil's Window--overlooking the river, before taking us back to Cuenca.

Jurgen was an outstanding guide--he has great knowledge of the area, speaks many languages, and gave us an interesting and fun outing. We highly recommend him.
Written March 7, 2016
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Beata K
Gdansk, Poland35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015
I simply loved it. Ciudad Encantada means Enchanted City but you will not find any city elements. These are magnificent strangely-shaped rocks in the middle of a forest. On my trip it was raining so it was really a magic, enchanted city with almost no people and only the sound of rain. There is one easy-to-follow route, no way you can get lost. While walking you get to see all the landmarks of the place, with clearly labeled information in front of each interesting rock. If you are a nature freak, this place is for you. I had the feeling as if I was in Lord of the Rings movies :)
Written October 29, 2015
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Alex-Edwards
60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
We were motorbike touring through the pretty Albaracin Sierra to Cueca. On the map I saw 'Ciudad Encantada' and thought it might just be a pretty or high mountain. When we arrived at a car park, we noticed strange rock formations. I decided to pay €5 each to enter the main park. It was well worth it! The rock formations are spectacular - I didn't know such things could exist. The route is nicely planned though the more spectacular rocks - perhaps as much as 20m high. We walked through in about an hour, though you can take longer if you wish.
Written September 21, 2015
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