There are several completely undiscovered sites in Aragon where you can spend a memorable day. One of these localities is the town of Cella, which is located in the Comunidad de Teruel region and is part of the province of Teruel. This inland village has a lot of history and will educate you about many aspects of its origins, which includes a significant role for it.
It is also merely over 20 kilometres from the capital's centre, making it an ideal weekend getaway spot. Driving from Zaragoza or Calatayud along the Daroca-Calamocha route is an easy way to get to Cella. It won't take you long to cover the distance because it isn't that far.
Travelling to Cella is a great idea because you have many authentic rural house options to choose from. In addition, you can visit the place at any time of the year, thus ensuring a pleasant stay throughout the year. However, we recommend that you check the weather in Cella according to the season, as winters are typically cold and summers can reach temperatures of 32ºC on average.
Cella's territory is full of intriguing spots where you can enjoy tourism in this part of Teruel, including the famous Fuente de Cella, one of the town's Roman architectural works. It is an artesian well of immense breadth and depth, being one of the largest in Europe and from which water is collected to irrigate up to seven nearby towns.
You won't be able to resist capturing photos in Cella because it has so many unique features like the bullring, a known structure in the town centre. It serves as a focal point during fiestas and was also built by the inhabitants with a seating capacity of 2,500 people.
The Albarracín-Cella Aqueduct, a marvel of engineering that directed the waters of the Guadalquivir to this town across an 18-kilometre route, is a good example of its Roman origins.
But it's not all about civil architecture, as several religious temples in Cella are well worth a stop. There are two hermitages that you must visit: San Pedro Arbués, located very close to the river, and San Sebastián, in this case, located right in the centre of the municipality.
And, as we always say, one of the most important aspects of getting to know the essence of the places we visit is to sample the local cuisine. We recommend that you stop by any of the bars or restaurants in Cella and sample some of the local specialities such as roast pork or lamb. It is always accompanied by the 'queen of the cuisine: the Cella potato', one of the area's most famous and high-quality products with an exquisite flavour.
Finally, the residents of Cella, which totalled more than 2,500 in 2021, celebrate San Clemente in August, the Calvary in April, and the Potato Fair in September, all of which revolve around potatoes.
The patron saint fiestas are held in January in honour of San Sebastián and in May in honour of Santa Rosina, popularly known as La Meona, due to the rains in the area.