Discover Spain - Places to Visit in Spain - Albarracín in Teruel

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Considered one of the most beautiful villages of the entire Spanish geography, Albarracín, in the province of Teruel, immerses the traveler who visits it in a beautiful medieval framework. And in an urban ensemble declared National Monument, surrounded by the Guadalaviar river and capital of the mountain range to which it gives its name within the Iberian System.

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Celts, Romans and Arabs have occupied these lands. With the Muslim invasion, a Berber group of the Ibn-Racin tribe arrived here, which gave the village its name. The disintegration of the Caliphate of Cordoba on which it depended produced its independence as a Muslim Taifa kingdom.

Initially sheltered in the shadow of the castle, which stands on a rocky outcrop, Albarracín already had a wall that enclosed it and separated it from its surroundings since the 10th century. Today some remains survive, such as the tower of the Andador, the citadel and the tower of the Water.

Albarracín, capital of the region of the same name, is one of the most visited towns in Aragon. Classified as a historic-artistic site, it is a place to stroll through its sloping streets and to approach the walls that surround it around its perimeter.

From the Muslim period it preserves most of the fortifications visible today. Its star monuments are the tower of the Andador, the citadel and the water tower.

After the failure of conquest by King James I in 1220, it was Pedro III of Aragon who incorporated it into the Crown of Aragon in 1300. As a result of its lustrous past, the beautiful Aragonese town has many monuments scattered throughout its historic center, which is located on the slopes of a mountain.

Among them are the Church of Santa María de Albarracín, the 16th century Cathedral (where you can admire the altarpiece of San Pedro, the main altarpiece and the Diocesan Museum), the Episcopal Palace, some stately mansions such as the Monterde family and a peculiar popular architecture where the Julianeta house, the house on Azagra street, the Plaza de la Comunidad and the small and evocative Plaza Mayor stand out.

But the charm of Albarracín is above all in the layout of its streets adapted to the difficult topography of the terrain, with staircases and passages and in the whole of its farmhouse of irregular walls, reddish in color, with wooden framework, in difficult balance, with eaves that touch each other.
 
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