The bars on Plaza Mayor not only have a spectacular setting, they’re good for a drink and tapas, too. San Juan (Plaza Mayor, 5) has a serving hatch doing a swift trade in the Cuenca classics, with a free portion of delicious garlic fried potatoes when you order a drink. Around the corner, Taberna Jovi (Calle Colmillo, 10) looks like a gentleman’s club, with lots of leather, dark wood, and dim lighting. It’s a good place for cocktails, with generous free tapas. La Edad de Oro (Calle Severo Catalina, 7) has a huge range of gins and plays golden-age music from the 1960s. Tip: In summer, the intense heat of the day dissipates suddenly at night, and the streets of Cuenca become so cool that you may want to take a sweater or jacket.

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