Ciudad Encantada, Valdecabras

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Geologic Formation Nature / Park
Ciudad Encantada is a group of unique rocky formations shaped by ice, wind, and water. The rocks resemble humans, objects, and animals, and have been labeled with descriptions. You will find a mushroom, a bridge, a face, a turtle, bears, a theater, and more. This site has appeared in multiple films, including "Conan the Barbarian." Located within the Serranía de Cuenca Nature Reserve, the rocks are surrounded by plant life, including oaks and junipers. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Valdecabras holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ciudad Encantada and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This was on our to do list as we were nearby visiting Cuenca. Easy to find as it's well signposted. Lots of parking and a €5 entry fee. A truly spectacular place that should not be missed. Well signpo...  more »
  • 3 of us spent a happy hour or so following the easy to walk, marked trail, discovering the amazing rock formations, flora and birds. Much discussion on how much imagination was required to 'see' the d...  more »
  • We went round this park to view the rock formations and spent some 3 hours enjoying the experience. Whilst the main attraction is the rock formations the park is also great just to be there and enjoy ...  more »
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  • Cuenca, in Castile-La Mancha in central Spain is famous for its hanging houses), but tear yourself away from admiring precipitous architecture to be awestruck by rock formations that make you think 'how on earth did those get there? Resembling giant mushrooms, put there by a creative, slightly psychadelic god, these natural monuments actually owe their appearance to erosion (sorry, boring)
  • Splendid.
  • Great place to explore
  • I went a couple of times and I have always loved the shape of the rocks. It seems to me that paying for a ride in beautiful natural landscape is one the best activities that can be done, clear is that there are who want to pay to go cups or tops which everyone is entitled. For the price they charge also say that they might have a little better place conditioning and signs, as there was in the narrow passage where you poke your head and see the stone sea many cigarette butts, a shame as well as unpleasant. You have some great pictures and great memories of Cuenca, I definitely recommend it. Please wear comfortable shoes and if it's sunny CAP, if there is possibility of rain certainly take umbrella.
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  • It is not so. I remember it better years ago. The rock formations are well, but charge €5 for entry and it is a short walk from 1 h and a half. It is a place that should be of the State, not of a private company. It is far, it must be reached by own car. And the restaurant's next door is expensive (cheapest menu €12). Stone remainders are not monitored at all, so once inside anyone can do vandalism without supervision. A penalty.
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