Would you like to discover one of the most beautiful villages in Spain? You have the chance there then to explore Valderrobres, in the province of Teruel, which forms part of this renowned list that rewards the beauty of destinations like this one, which could be the ideal place to enjoy your holidays.
It is a municipality with a wide range of tourist and rural accommodation, which will allow you to get to know the capital of the Matarraña region in depth, both in its natural areas, of which there are many, as well as in the buildings and monuments found in the town’s centre.
Valderrobres is an impressive place, as it is spread over a hill that is bathed by the waters of the Matarraña river, all of this sheltered by high mountains that you can also walk on, as there are several hiking routes that will make you get lost among its pine forests, and enjoy the panoramic view.
Ready to enjoy your trip? The first thing you have to do is cross the Gothic-style bridge that crosses the river and go through the San Roque gateway. Once there, you will be already inside Valderrobres!
Strolling through its streets you will find a lot of places of cultural interest, and you could set the start of your route in the Casa de los Moles, which is another of the gothic style buildings that the village has. You will also notice that the structure of the town is totally medieval, with elements such as the castle-palace that decorate every corner of it.
This construction is undoubtedly one of the places that put a face to Valderrobres, it is a National Monument and is located in the highest part of the town. Next to the castle is the Palace and what used to be an old hospital which is nowadays a private property after having lost its initial function.
If we talk about religious buildings, we cannot miss the church of Santa María la Mayor, another sign of identity of this village, with elements of Levantine or Mediterranean Gothic style and an inseparable companion of the castle, both of them being architectural references of the whole region.
Its cobbled streets full of tradition will help you disconnect and be in tune with one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the autonomous region Aragon, whose beauty has attracted millions of tourists who have been mesmerised by its charm. That is why we recommend that you stay in a rural house or hotel and enjoy staying at least one night in Valderrobres because you will not be disappointed.
Of course, something that will not disappoint you either are its festivals, among which we highlight those in honour of the town’s patron saint, San Antón, which take place at the beginning of the year with a large bonfire set to burn the Christmas tree. The traditional fiestas of this town are also held in August.
To round off a perfect trip to Valderrobres, there will be nothing like trying its classic gastronomy, traditionally consisting on meat products mainly.
Sit on one of the terraces in the Plaza Mayor square and while you enjoy the views, take the opportunity to order kid, baked lamb or pickled partridge. And, as a snack, how about some slices of local chorizo sausage.
Are you more of a sweet tooth person? Then you'll love to try the carquiñols or crespells, both biscuits of which will give you the authentic taste of Valderrobres!