Ventano del Diablo

Useful Information

Location: CM-2105, 4, 16140 Villalba de la Sierra, Cuenca.
(40.237851, -2.071248)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: GeologyNatural Bridge
Light: n/a
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Ventano del Diablo, CM-2105, 4, 16140 Villalba de la Sierra, Cuenca.
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The Ventano del Diablo (Devil's Window) is actually a window, as the name says. A huge natural bridge located at the edge of a canyon is used as a spectacular outlook. It has actually two entrances, one from the plateau is used to enter the small cave, the other two offer views in a 90° angle into the canyon.

The site belongs to the village Villalba de la Sierra, which was built and owned by Unión Eléctrica in 1926. The complex with six residential buildings, a hotel for the engineers, central electrical installations, and a historicist chapel was built for the workers of the hydroelectric power plant. A bridge over the river connects the village with the road. The dam is actually high up the canyon at Uña, a canal was built on the right side of the valley, the Canal de la Toba, which winds its way to the lower end of the valley. Here the canal ends and the water falls down to the Central hidroeléctrica del Salto de Villalba, where it produces electricity until today.