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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Historic Walled Town of Cuenca,Spain.


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 hanging houses, suspended from sheer cliffs overlooking the Huécar river. Taking full advantage of its location, the city towers above the magnificent countryside.
Received this interesting card fro Belen in Spain.n
2015 stamp-The 450th Anniversary of the City of San Agustín
Date of Inscription: 1996
Ref: 781
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