Spain Getaways: Albarracin In Teruel, One Of The Most Beautiful Towns In Spain

The small town of Albarracin, is located in the mountain range of the same name in Teruel, a province of Aragon. Visitors who arrive at the town are surprised by its imposing fortified enclosure from the 10th century, as Albarracin was the former capital of the Moorish kingdom of Taifa.

What To Do In Albarracin

Albarracin is perched on a rock on the slopes of a mountain, surrounded by the River Guadalaviar. The old town, with its narrow streets and hanging houses, is really small but full of imposing architecture and history. There is also an old castle used to defend the city from the Christians during the Moorish domination. Another interesting building is Albarracin Cathedral, next to the castle.

If you want to enjoy Albarracin’s natural surrounding area, you can take a pleasant walk along Guadalaviar river or visit the protected landscape of Rodeno Pine Woods. The contrast between the pine greenery and the reddish stone creates a colorful, beautiful scenery. The best way to explore Albarracin is taking a guided tour along the streets and most emblematic monuments, but don’t forget to take your most comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking involved.

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