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23 septiembre 2022

What to see and do in Teruel at any time of the year

Teruel and its province have a very outstanding historical and architectural heritage, which is worth to be visited, known and enjoyed.

Have you been to Teruel? Knowing its charms is a must if you visit Aragon. In this post we are going to show you the places to see in Teruel province… Keep reading and don’t miss anything!

The best places to visit in Teruel

  1. The Staircase
  2. Tower of El Salvador
  3. Dinópolis Teruel
  4. The Lovers of Teruel
  5. The Plaza del Torico
  6. Albarracín
  7. Calaceite
  8. Museum of Teruel
  9. Rubielos de Mora and Mora de Rubielos
1. The Staircase

 

The Escalinata (also known as Escalinata de la Estación, Escalinata del Óvalo, Escalinata de Torán) is the most impressive monument of the city. It is the work of the Teruel engineer José Torán de la Rad, and was built to bridge the existing gap between the “Estación del Ferrocarril Central de Aragón” and the old part of the city. It is in the neo-Mudejar style of the early 20th century.

2. Tower of El Salvador

The church and tower of El Salvador is considered a twin of the church and tower of San Martin. These two churches and towers are very similar in decoration and design.

It was built in the 14th century, but was rebuilt in 1677 after its collapse. It has a single nave with a barrel vault. In our opinion, El Salvador is one of the best places to visit in Teruel. In the church and tower of El Salvador you can see numerous borders with diamond-shaped tiles.

3. Dinópolis Teruel

A journey of 4.5 billion years in which you will hear the first heartbeats of the Earth, you will discover how life arose. Dinópolis is a unique stage in the history of the earth that will fascinate you with its beauty and mystery.

The experience lived in Dinópolis is unique in life and very singular. In Dinópolis you will discover what happened in the last 65,000 million years, after the extinction of the dinosaurs. That is why Dinópolis is one of the best places to visit in all of Spain in relation to this subject.

4. The Lovers of Teruel
The Lovers of Teruel
The Lovers of TeruelPhoto: Tourism of Aragon)

The romantic story, known as the Lovers of Teruel, dates back to the 13th century. In the city there were two influential and wealthy families, Marcilla and Segura. It is said that the story of these lovers was an inspiration for William Shakespeare when he wrote Romeo and Juliet.

The Lovers’ Mausoleum was inaugurated in 2005. The building is designed by Alejandro Canada. The building is organized into four sections. The first section is “Love in troubled times”, in this section the social, political and cultural characteristics are explained. The second section is “The history of lovers”, the third section is “Lovers source of inspiration” and the fourth section is about “Lovers’ rest”. One of the best times to visit Teruel and the Mausoleum is during the weekend of the Festival of the Lovers of Teruel.

5. The Plaza del Torico
The Plaza del Torico
The Plaza del Torico

In the historic center of Teruel is the Plaza del Torico. It is undoubtedly one of the liveliest areas of the capital. In it there are a lot of bars and restaurants, almost always crowded, ideal to sit and have a drink.

The square is surrounded by modernist style buildings. Among all of them stands out the Casa de Tejidos El Torico (the building in blue tones). However, if anything is striking is its central fountain.

6. Albarracín

Albarracín is one of the most beautiful villages not only in Teruel but in Spain. It is located 1,171 meters above the sea. The municipality has been proposed by UNESCO to be declared a World Heritage Site. The small town of Albarracín has preserved all its Islamic and medieval flavor. Its old town has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest.

In addition, Albarracín has been declared a National Monument and has been awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts. We suggest visiting Albarracín because it is one of the best places to visit in Spain.

7. Calaceite

Calaceite is located just over 500 meters above sea level, and is considered another of the most beautiful villages in the province of Teruel. It belongs to the beautiful region of Matarraña and has an extensive architectural heritage, in which the Church of the Assumption stands out.

The Chapel of San Roque, the Tower of Calaceite, the building of the City council, and its wonderful old town, declared from 1973, like set of artistic historical interest.

8. Museum of Teruel
museums of teruel
museums of Teruel

The Museum of Teruel is located near the Cathedral of Teruel. It is a Renaissance building from the 16th century in the historic center. The archaeology is created based on prehistory to the Christian kingdoms, Iberian, Roman and Moorish cultures. The Museum of Teruel is one of the most important things to see during a visit to Teruel.

It has a number of archaeological, ethnological, fine arts and paleontological exhibits inside. The former stables are now used as ethnographic exhibition rooms.

9. Rubielos de Mora and Mora de Rubielos

Rubielos de Mora and Mora de Rubielos are two towns, which separated by only 12 kilometers of curves, you should definitely visit. Rubielos de Mora is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain and although it no longer has a fortress today, the whole village is a medieval treasure. It is also included in the villages of the Ruta del Cid. Strolling through its streets and tasting the local gastronomy is the best way to discover this Aragonese enclave. A good plan: try the Mari Golosa jams made in Rubielos de Mora.

Mora de Rubielos church square
Mora de Rubielos church square (Photo: moraderubielos.com).

Mora de Rubielos revolves around its imposing castle Palace of the Fernández de Heredi family, but it also has many charms that are a must to visit such as the Calvary Arch and the different portals, the Town Hall, Casa García Herranz, the Calle de las Parras, the Towers, the ex-collegiate church of Santa María, the Church Square.

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