Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge), Cuenca

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Providing a fantastic view over Cuenca, Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge) is an ideal spot to see the city’s famous hanging houses and snap some great photos. The bridge can be reached by walking, although the climb may be difficult for some. If you have a fear of heights, think twice before visiting because the drop is quite high. Use our Cuenca itinerary builder to add Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge) and other attractions to your Cuenca vacation plans.
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  • Promenade by the sickle of the Huecar Cuenca, beautiful views and surroundings where stroll, take snapshots, and lost.
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  • If you have vertigo, is not advisable, very popular, you have to open passage to the Devourer of Selfies, ideal for walking
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  • A bridge not very long, but quite high and with very nice views. If you're in the city is a must-see. Not suitable for people with vertigo (and less) If you do air.
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  • Like a giant Meccano set. Great views of the hanging houses from it.
  • A pedestrian bridge that spans the gorge cut by the Río Huécar and connects the old town to the route leading to the the Old Convent of St Paul which is now a hotel—the Parador de Cuenca. The bridge provides a terrific view of of the most notable of the hanging houses of Cuenca and the other old structures that are perched above the river. Your best photo opportunities will be found here.
  • Wonderful place to spend some time.
  • . This is not a beautiful bridge. However, it is a very useful bridge, since it links the Parador to the Old Town of Cuenca, and also provides an excellent viewing platform to see the Parador itself, sited in an old monastery, the statue on the top of the Socorro mount, the gorge formed by the river Huecar, the old town in general and more specifically the Casas Colgadas, the hanging houses for which the town is famous. In fact halfway across the bridge is probably the favourite spot for photos and selfies of pairs, groups and individuals who wish to prove that they came to Cuenca and saw the hanging houses! Built in 1902-3, the bridge is of steelwork and wood. I found it slightly eery, as the wooden planks can bounce a little, especially if a crowd of rowdy teenagers stampede across. :-) But if can keep your nerve (well, it's fine without the stampeding teens!), it's an excellent viewpoint. .
  • Beautiful bridge, and town, just lovely.