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Spain: visiting la Ciudad Encantada

La Ciudad Encantada (the Enchanted City in English), located in the Natural Park de la Serranía de Cuenca,  is a geological wonderland.   It is home to a collection of odd-shaped rock formations that have been molded by the force of nature to resemble various animals and figures.

Wandering around the open-air site, which is a real a photographer’s paradise,  is great fun for adults and kids alike.

The site can be visited in around 1 to 2 hours (3 km circuit trail).   It is an easy trail suitable for all fitness levels and for kids.

Cost: 5€ per person

Practical information and tips for those travelling in a campervan or truck camper:

1.  it is possible to spend the night in the free parking of the Ciudad Encantada;
2.  there is a restaurant just outside the park, but if you intend to use it, make sure you check the opening hours.   When we were there, it was only open for lunch;
3.  there are clean toilets near the entrance (but they close in the evening);
4.  if you are planning to spend the night in the parking of the Ciudad Encantada, visit the park in the late afternoon, when most of the tourists have left.   Taking good photos when the park is full can be very challenging.

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For more information, visit the official website of La Ciudad Encantada:

For more details about our on the road trip in Spain, click here.

Date of trip:  September 2017

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