Cuenca is a city in the autonomous community of Castilla–La Mancha in the mountains of east-central Spain. It is the capital of the Province of Cuenca. Founded by Moors, Cuenca retains its Historic Walled Town with steep cobbled streets and medieval castle ruins. Perched on a limestone spur high above the Júcar and Huécar rivers, it’s most famous for its well-preserved “casas colgadas,” or hanging houses. Cantilevered over the Huécar gorge, they seemingly cling to the cliffs’ edges.