5 reasons to visit Albarracin

Albarracin 2We visited this beautiful town in September during a trip to Valencia and Teruel because some friends insisted to show us the true Aragon from inside.

1.- History

Albarracin is located in Spain’s Aragon autonomous community; in the 10th century it was a mediaeval tarifa kingdom and between 1167 and 1300 the community was incorporated into the kingdom of Aragon. The history is everywhere, you can see it, touch it and even breath it.

2.- Geography

The wonder of the Montes Universales (a long mountain range) seems to embrace the town, which is located at 1171 meters over sea level. For this reason, the access is not easy and it is recommended to park in highest parking lot and start the city tour from top to down.

3.- Nature

Don’t forget your camera! Pines and oak-trees complete a wonderful picture, it is also possible to see some wild cats, squirrels even deer… The place is also known for being an important station for migration birds.Albarracin

4.- Architecture

Albarracin is composed by narrowed and meandering roads and beautiful buildings made of gypsum blocks and wood. The entire city is a monument itself, every single place is so perfectly designed, so harmonic.

5.- Food & drinks

I remember that the first thing we did was to stop at the first bakery to get some “Almojábanas de Albarracín” 100% recommended. Don’t worry if you’re thirsty or really hungry, there are lot of bars, taverns and restaurants. “El Molino del Gato” is a nice option to drink a something in the afternoon, you’ll be surprise by the stuffs you’ll find inside… don’t miss it.

How to get there?

Albarracin is located at 35 km at the north east of Teruel, and 180 km from Zaragoza. Coaches depart from Teruel station from Mon. to Sat.

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