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‘Cuenca - Ancient skyscrapers’

The old part of Cuenca is bordered on two sides by the Jϊcar and the Huιcar river canyons. The town looks like it’s carved from the impressive limestone cliffs that rise steeply from these canyons.

Due to the different levels on which Cuenca was built, many buildings look like 'skyscrapers'.

The entrances to the buildings on the picture are situated in the Alfonso VIII street, the street between both rows of houses you can see. Of course it’s impossible to enter the houses along the cliff side.
From the entrance in the Alfonso VIII street the habitants have to go one or more floors up or down to enter their residence.

The dark globe you see at the top of the picture is part of the modern roof of the Castile-La Mancha Science Museum (Museo de las Ciencias de Castilla-La Mancha).

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