Thursday, 23 June 2011

781 ES - Historic Walled Town of Cuenca (1996)

Brief Description

"Built by the Moors in a defensive position at the heart of the Caliphate of Cordoba, Cuenca is an unusually well-preserved medieval fortified city. Conquered by the Castilians in the 12th century, it became a royal town and bishopric endowed with important buildings, such as Spain's first Gothic cathedral, and the famous casas colgadas (hanging houses), suspended from sheer cliffs overlooking the Huécar river. Taking full advantage of its location, the city towers above the magnificent countryside."


"昆卡城位于科尔多瓦的哈里发统治区中心的重要防御位置,最初由摩尔人建立,由于得到完好保护,现在该古城成为不可多得的中 世纪要塞城市的样例。公元12世纪,西班牙卡斯蒂利亚王国收复领土后,昆卡作为皇城和主教富人区,建起了很多建筑,例如西班牙第一座哥特式大教堂和著名的 卡萨斯·科尔加达斯(悬空房)。悬空的房子位于峻峭的悬崖之上,俯视瓦拉河。正是由于它所处的优越地理位置,整个城市从周围的乡村中脱颖而出,格外引人注 目。"

Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of famalubel from postcrossing forum

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