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“Go on the train if you just want to see Cuenca , not on a coach trip”

Cathedral of Cuenca
Ranked #5 of 73 things to do in Cuenca
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Cuenca itself was a lovely city well worth a visit.

We booked a 3 day coach trip that we didn't enjoy as it was mostly hours on a coach , bad food and drinking wine.

Day 1 be picked up by coach and travel an extra hour past Cuenca to a small village "Ccanette", very little information given , be served a lunch of soup , then meat and chips ( no salad or vegetables ) wine and water as much as you like, pudding

Walking tour of village with very little information given.

Dinner , be served a dinner of soup , then meat and chips ( no salad or vegetables ) wine and water as much as you like , pudding

Watch guests on Spanish tour company trips have nice salad and vegetables , ask for some but don't get them

Dancing to tacky tunes like YMCA , Aga Do and similar

Day 2

Breakfast , bread and jam , tea and coffee , very lightly cooked very streaky Spanish bacon , and an egg ( only guests on Spanish tour company trips can have buffet breakfast including cheese and ham and tomatoes )

Drive through Cuenca , then to a field with some boulders that have some that look a little bit like animals , bread and cheese , and wine..

Drive another hour to a dried up waterfall followed by a BBQ , mixed meat omlette , and chips ( rough cut with aliolli ) and paella , melon but no salad or vegetables, as much wine as you like , then tables are pushed aside and the same music as last night for another 2 hours of "fun" , you are middle of nowhere so there is nothing else you can do.

Drive back to hotel and 1 hour later have dinner of soup , then fish with TINNED vegetables no salad , wine and water as much as you like , sweet, Watch guests on Spanish tour company trips have salad and nice saute potatoes

Followed by dancing to same music as lunchtime and last night

Day three ,Breakfast , bread and jam , tea and coffee , very lightly cooked very streaky Spanish bacon , and an egg (Note only guests on Spanish tour company trips can have buffet breakfast including cheese and ham and tomatoes )

Drive to some interesting lagoons , then to Cuenca for free time to explore this lovely city , then drive back to drop off point.

Note this trip is suitable for people who don't want much information about the places they are visiting , and like to drink a lot of wine daytime and evening.

1  Thank PeterCUk
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

Audio guide was fantastic and we stayed over an hour. Enjoyed the description of the architecture and the history of the cathedral.

Thank Judith200
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

The visit uses the audioguides, which are nice to follow up, but too quick and too much information.

Thank Javier L
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

The Cathedral, altough stunning from the outside, with its marvellous facade, is a bit more intimate and poorer inside.
In any case, the visit is very pleasant, due also to audioguides in a lot of languages (english, french, italian, german, and many more).
Precious objects of art are explained very well, without the usual useless mess of data (names and dates), but with a vivid description of habits and live in medieval times.

1  Thank Riccardo C
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

I hate being charged to go into a church. It is ridiculous, even if the church is beautiful.

Thank SDUinLondon
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