Albarracín is one of the most charming towns of the region of Aragón. An ideal place to enjoy doing rural, natural, and cultural tourism.
It is located in the province of Teruel, in the southwest of the province, more specifically. It is a town where the beauty of its panoramic views is so great, that it has been declared National Monument of Spain, as well as having been awarded the highest recognition in the field of Fine Arts, in 1961 and 1996 respectively.
This is a relatively small town with a little more than 1,000 inhabitants which are lucky enough to enjoy its unique historical center, embraced by the waters of the Guadalaviar river, which adds an extra touch of nature to this already impressive views.
The town is divided into different areas. On the one hand, there is the old town, with some of the most emblematic monuments situated by the gorge of the river. On the other hand, there is El Arrabal, which is a part of Albarracín that belongs to the Guadalaviar area.
This town, which sits on the top of a crag, is filled with plenty of historical sites that we recommend you check out in order to learn more about the singular history of this place, a history that had already by the Iron Age.
Visiting the historical complex of Albarracín is, without question, one of the must visits of this town that we recommend you explore.
Amongst the other places of interest that you will encounter in Albarracín, is the famous Alcázar, at the very heart of the historical center, and which has been completely restored and opened to visitors. It has kept essence of the time it was built, since its main structure was found during the archeological works that were carried out in this place. It also used to be a fortress that was occupied until the 16th century.
From this very same period is also the cathedral of Albarracín, which is also home to a museum where you will be able to see some Flemish style tapestries. It is right next to the castle from which you will have some spectacular sights as well.
Next to the cathedral, you will be able to visit the Palacio Episcopal, one of the most iconic buildings of the town, as well as one of the main examples of the influence of the Baroque style in the architecture of Albarracín.
Near the town hall, you will also be able to visit the Casa Consistorial, which is another must see in this town, located in a square where the stone-paved ground, and its wooden balconies are the unquestionable protagonists of it.
Last but not the least important heritage sites, another peculiar thing about this town are the several towers spread all over the town, one of them, La Muela, which no longer exists, and Torre de La Doña Blanca, and that of El Andador, both of them built in a Arab-looking style of architecture.
But you will not only find here an extensive historical heritage, since the mountains of Alabrracín add a natural and colorful touch of the highest natural value, since they are home to the largest forest of Mediterranean junipers in Europe.
Pinares de Rodeno are, without question, one of the most beautiful areas to hike about, where you will be surrounded by the beauty of its fauna and flora, as well as some of the cave paintings that you can find in this area, such as the ones in Ruta de las Tajadas.
Salto de San Pedro, in El Vallecillo, Barranco Hondo, Ojuelos del Cabriel or Laguna de Noguera are, amongst many others, the main protagonists of the natural landscape of this area.
A town with a very broad, and spectacular offer for those who come visit.