The Hanging Houses of Cuenca, Spain

The city of Cuenca in Castilla-la Mancha has many houses, built between the 15th and 18th centuries, that hang on the edge of a steep cliff. Originally many houses were seen throughout the city, seeming to cling perilously to the cliff’s edge. They were known as “hanging houses,” but the only houses of this type to exist in the city are the Las Casa Colgadas, where visitors can visit the Cuenca Spanish Museum of Abstract Arts and an onsite restaurant.