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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  • This bridge is a great place to get stunning views. Not for those with a fear of heights as the creaking boards sent my husband striding off!  more »
  • One has to walk across this bridge and throughout the area if one is in the Cuenca region! If you come in on the Renfe, I suggest a cab. The station is almost 2 miles from the city. The railroad that ...  more »
  • But nothing more than ordinary. Nice location for shooting or photography sessions. Lots of people. Tou can either go on both road to reach the bridge  more »
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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.