Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses), Cuenca, Spain

May 2016 Issue

Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses), Cuenca, Spain




It is unknown who built the Casas Colgadas, or Hanging Houses (pic­tured in our March 2016 mystery photo), but the three clifftop wooden structures overhanging the Huécar River in Cuenca, Spain, were built sometime between the 13th and 15th centuries.

Although only three of these medi­eval buildings still exist, there once were many of these homes overlook­ing the area. The three that remain have been refurbished several times, most recently during the 1920s. In the 1960s, the houses became home to the Museo de Arte Abstracto Español. One of the buildings also houses a restaurant, Mesón Casas Colgadas (Canónigas, s/n, C.P. 16001, Cuenca, Cuenca, Spain; phone 969 22 35 09).

Twenty-four correct answers were submitted, and EDITH SPEIR of Annandale, Virginia, won the drawing.

Correct answers were submitted by the following:

Bob Carper, Harrison, AR; Barbara Crocker, Stockton, CA; J. Edward Diamond, Canton, OH; Diane Powell Ferguson, Scottsdale, AZ; Sidney Ann Fingold, Cambridge, MA; Jane & Clyde Holt, Hinesburg, VT; Georgene Horn, Elkton, MD; Robert & Joanne Kowalczyk, North Dartmouth, MA; Karen Lanoue, Land o' Lakes, FL; Theodore Liebersfeld, Boynton Beach, FL; Mary Ellen Massmann, Thousand Oaks, CA; Stanley Mui, Woodland Hills, CA; Carol Ann Nulk, San Jose, CA; Raymond Prince, Maple Valley, WA; Joan M. Sawoski, Southampton, PA; WINNER: Edith Speir, Annandale, VA; Cornelia Sulzer, Mill Valley, CA; Marie-Paule Terrier, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Janet Twineham, Silver City, NM; Claire Wait, Sutter Creek, CA; Jocelyn Weisdorf, Pacific Palisades, CA; Cy Young, West Lebanon, NH; Lee Hanle Younge, Big Flats, NY; Peggy Zeigler, San Francisco, CA.
Casas Colgadas (Hanging Houses), Cuenca, Spain