It is very likely that you have never heard anything about Teruel, but the truth is that behind this province there is a very outstanding historical and architectural heritage .
Not only in Teruel capital , which in itself deserves to visit, but the entire Province of Teruel. Teruel is one of the provinces of the region of Aragon in Spain.
In Teruel there are examples of Mudejar architecture. The Mudejar architecture of Aragon is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. For this reason we are listing below best places to visit in Teruel Spain.
1. La Escalinata
La Escalinata is the most impressive monument of the city with its steps, situated close to the train statio.
It has a neomudejar style at the beginning of the 20th century, it reminded us the modernist architechture you can see in Barcelona.
Going down the majestic steps you can have the feeling of being in fashion show. For all the persons that don’t like to climb all the stars there is an elevator that takes you back to the level of the Old Town.
2. San Martin Church and Tower – Iglesia de San Martín
The tower of San Mart torn is located in the Plaza de Pérez Prado, opposite the Calle de los Amantes.
Even though the towers of the Cathedral, San Pedro and El Salvador are covered by a door tower that attracts the beauty of Andaquilla as it flows into the left.
It is traced back to the medieval Teruel at the door of the mural of the same name. Currently, they are totally visible through all the ladders, which are attached to the church by the same number of constructed eco-baroque epochs as the one in El Salvador.
The church has somehow restored a profound restoration that has degraded and decimated the many rests of its ancient Romanian fabric.
3. Dinópolis Teruel
A journey of 4500 million years in which you will listen to the first beats of the Earth’s heart, you will discover how life arose. Dinopolis is a unique stage in the history of earth that will fascinate you for its beauty and mistery.
The lived experience in Dinopolis is one in life and very unique. At Dinopolis you will discover what happened in the last 65 billion years, after the extinction of the dinosaurs. For this reason Dinopolis is one of the best places to visit in Teruel Spain.
4. Torre de El Salvador
El Salvador church and tower is considered as twin to the San Martin Church and Tower. These two church and tower are very similar in décor and designed.
It is built in 14th century but it was rebuilt in 1677 after it was collapsed. It has just a single nave with a barrel vault. In our opinion El Salvador is is one of the best places to visit in Teruel Spain.
You can see during your visit in the El Salvador church and tower, many borders with tiling in rhomboid patterns.
5. The Plaza del Torico
In the historic center of Teruel is the Plaza del Torico . It is the nerve center of Teruel and one of the most emblematic places in the city.
It is, without a doubt, one of the liveliest areas in the entire capital. In it there are a lot of bars and restaurants , almost always crowded, ideal to sit and have a drink.
The square is surrounded by modernist style buildings . Among all of them stands out the Casa de Tejidos El Torico (the building in blue tones). However, if something draws attention, it is its central source.
6. Los Amantes de Teruel – The Lovers
The romantic story, known as the Lovers of Teruel, dates from the 13th century. In the city there were two influent and wealthy families, Marcilla and Segura.
Mausoleum of the Amantes is inaugurated in 2005. The building is designed from Alejandro Canada. The building is organized in four sections.
The first section is “El amor en tiempos difficiles”, in this section is explained social characteristics, politics, and culture.
The second section is “La historia de los amantes”, the third section is “Los amantes fuente de inspiracion” and the fourth section is about “E l reposo de los amantes”.
Albarracin is one of the most beautiful village not even in Teruel but even in Spain. It is located 1171 m above the sea, the municipality in addition to being proposed by UNESCO, to be declared a World Heritage Site.
The former capital of a Moorish kingdom (Taifa), the small town of Albarracín has preserved all its Islamic and mediaeval flavour. Its old quarter has the Property of Cultural Interest designation.
Albarracin is also declared a National Monument and has the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts.
Calaceite is located just over 500 meters above sea level, and it is considered another of the most beautiful towns in the province of Teruel.
It belongs to the beautiful region of Matarrana and has a very extensive architectural heritage, which includes the Church of the Assumption.
The Chapel of San Roque, the Torre de Calaceite, the City Hall building, and its wonderful old town, declared since 1973, as a set of historical artistic interest.
9. Cathedral of Teruel – Cathedral of Santa María de Mediavilla
The roof of the Catedral of Teruel is made by mudejar style and is decorated with small motifs. The Catedral is the most impressive mudejar building in all the region of Aragon.
Its abundant decoration is made based on geometric, heraldic, plant, epigraphic and figurative motifs, constituting a true encyclopedia of medieval life.
It is without a doubt the most wonderful thing you can see about Mudejar painted wood ceiling and is concired the “Sistine Chapel of Medujar”.
10. Teruel Museum
Teruel Mueseumis located near Catedral of Teruel. It is built at century 16th renaissance construction in the heart of the historic centre.
Archaeology is created in base of prehistory to the Christian kingdoms, Iberian, roman, and Moorish cultures. Teruel Museum is one of the most important thing to see during a visit in Teruel.
It has a series of archaeological, ethnological, fine art and paleontological exhibits inside. The former stables are now used as ethnographic exhibition halls.
Best places to visit in Teruel Spain
- La Escalinata
- San Martin Church and Tower – Iglesia de San Martín
- Dinópolis Teruel
- Torre de El Salvador
- Church and tower of San Pedro
- Los Amantes de Teruel – The Lovers
- Cathedral of Teruel – Cathedral of Santa María de Mediavilla
- Teruel Museum