Hanging Houses


The hanging houses are called “casas colgadas”. They were built in the 14th century and are built over a rock above the Huecar River Gorge. Actually there are only three left. The House of the Mermaid (Casa de la Sirena) houses the Meson de las Casas Colgadas. Next to it is the Casa de Rey (House of Kings), which contains the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art. There is another Casa de Rey beside it. The three houses are considered to have a Gothic construction with wooden terraces facing the gorge. The best photos of these houses are taken from the Bridge of San Pablo, which is below the houses. These houses are the most famous buildings in Cuenca and all were renovated in the 20th century.