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Torre Mangana

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Torre Mangana

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Discover the colorful, UNESCO-protected heritage city of Cuenca during this full-day guided tour, departing from Madrid. Highlights include informative visits (with admission included) to the Catedral De Cuenca and Museo de Arte Abstracto Espanol, plus a panoramic stroll through the walled Old Town. Upgrade to include a tasty lunch option or door-to-door pickup from your hotel.
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Phi Somchai wrote a review Feb 2020
Bangkok, Thailand3,484 contributions846 helpful votes
You will see the clock tower here in the open air plaza. The lower part of the city can also be seen from the viewing balcony. There are also many remains of ruins from the different historical buildings here in the past.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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R0bertBROWN wrote a review Oct 2019
Cambridge, United Kingdom165 contributions61 helpful votes
Not much to say about this. The history that has been entombed below, is sufficiently obscured by steel I-beams, dirty windows and ducting, that it's not worth much more than a glance on the way to the car park. Poor, unsympathetic architecture makes the space look incomplete and the concerns of earlier reviewers realised.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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RobertJE wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom542 contributions260 helpful votes
The tower is interesting to see but is in the middle of a historic area which is currently being developed. It is part of an ancient Jewish and Muslim site with various stone remains being preserved. I imagine it will be quite something when it's complete
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Nikola C wrote a review Jan 2018
Dubrovnik, Croatia354 contributions198 helpful votes
It is uncertain when Mangana tower was originally built, because it appears in the evidented history just recently, in 1565 as a detail on the painting. But it is certain that fortress system, upon which tower is raised, is of Arabic origin and served as southern entrance area to Arabic fortress-town of Kunka. Perhaps it was abandoned when Castillan rulers expanded Cuenca further south, with Lower town which was defended by new set of walls and gates and from then losing its function. Fortified site was destroyed in wars, earthquakes and even thunderbolts throughout history and apperance of Mangana tower of today (as a bell tower) owns to its renovations from 20th century, in years 1926 and 1968. In general, if you are not tight in time it is nice to visit this location, but if you`re busy in exploring restaurats, churches, museums or with hiking around Cuenca do not bother to visit (fortified site could be also conserved a little better). Although, Mangana tower would be great attraction if climbing on top to enjoy the views, was allowed.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Mahendra K wrote a review Apr 2017
Chennai (Madras), India82 contributions8 helpful votes
This spot in Cuenca offers stunning views of the city and also have a spacious sit out . One can relax and enjoy the view from the top. This can be called as Clock tower of Cuenca-Spain
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Date of experience: April 2017
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