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What to do in Albarracín (most beautiful villages in Spain)

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They say that Albarracín It is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, which is part of a select group of villages where beauty is one of the points that unites them the most. Not only does the traveler fall in love, its location and gastronomy is a point in its favor. The tourists who come here not only have to visit the town, they know that around Albarracín there are hundreds of things to discover, such as fabulous hiking trails, magical waterfalls, Roman aqueducts, cave paintings and almost impenetrable forests.


Albarracín, what to do in one of the most beautiful villages in Spain

Albarracín, what to do

It is said that Albarracín is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain and the truth is that they are right. It has long been part of a select group of villages where beauty is its main value. Therefore, a large number of visitors populate it every weekend, with most of its accommodation being full for weeks.


Albarracín, what to do in one of the most beautiful villages in Spain

Located at 1182 meters of altitude, it is a cold town in winter and very pleasant in summer. Its location allows it to open to a wide range of activities, focusing mainly on hiking and mountain biking. In addition there is a wide network of viewpoints with very beautiful views, especially in the surrounding pine forests. Place where large number ofpaintings just several minutes from the main road.

What to see in Albarracin

To arrive we can use two means of transport. The car, which we will use 99% of the time and the bus. The latter is quite scarce since there is only one bus that leaves from Teruel. Therefore, the logical thing is to arrive by private transport and park in one of the free parking What is at the entrance. These are convenient to arrive with time, since on busy weekends, they can be complete from mid-morning.


Albarracín Map

From the main parking, located 150 meters from the tourist office and parallel to the street of San Antonio, we have two options to enter Albarracín. One down the main road, which I do not advise, and another up the steep slope of the Bernardo Zapater Street. In the end, sooner or later, we will have to climb a great slope, either from the beginning or from the main road.


Albarracín, what to do in one of the most beautiful villages in Spain

We will begin to realize that the cobblestone of the streets and the conservation of the buildings is immaculate. All care to the smallest detail and trying to follow a common style, although there are some other houses painted with a rather striking color.


Albarracín, what to do in one of the most beautiful villages in Spain

Once the street Bernardo Zapater it forks in two, we turn right on Azagra Street until we find the Main Square. Place where is the town hall of the town, the Forge museum, a couple of benches and a beautiful viewpoint towards the cathedral.


Albarracín, what to do in one of the most beautiful villages in Spain

Instead of heading to the cathedral, we first visited the north of Albarracín, going up the narrow street of Molina Portal. We pass first through the house of the Community and later by an arch of the wall, the Molina's portal.


Community house

Just past the Molina portal, on the right, we have the opportunity to climb to the top of the walls. A challenge only for those with strong legs.


Albarracín, what to do in one of the most beautiful villages in Spain

The truth is that we can observe the walls from numerous points and it is only worth climbing to the top if our intention is to visit the walker tower.


Albarracín, what to do in one of the most beautiful villages in Spain

Following the street without deviating to the walls, we will reach almost the end of the town, but not before observing a couple of viewpoints that at noon are usually a little against the light. Therefore it is advisable to visit them at sunset or early in the day.


Albarracín

Returning along the path traveled, passing again through the street of the Molina portal, we will arrive once again at the Playa Mayor. There, right next to a restaurant, we will see another narrow street that goes directly to the Cathedral.


Molina portal street

The street towards the cathedral is on a slope and just passing through a tourist office that offers guides, we begin to see beautiful views of the wall and the Santiago church.


Albarracín, what to do in one of the most beautiful villages in Spain

Moreover, right in front of the cathedral there is an excellent viewpoint, where many visitors are crowded waiting to see the cathedral through a guided tour that costs between 3€ and 10€.


Albarracín, what to do in one of the most beautiful villages in Spain - Mirador de la Catedral

To see the cathedral it is best to pay the entrance fee of 4€ or move to the viewpoint that is right on the mountain in front, the Albarracín viewpoint, although for this you have to do a small hiking trail, which I advise.


Cathedral

Visited the cathedral, we continue down the street the Cathedral leading to the street of San Juan. Deviation place if we want to visit the Albarracín Castle, hidden from view of much of the town.


Albarracín, what to do in one of the most beautiful villages in Spain

Moreover, sometimes the Albarracín Castle it is confused with the same wall, although if we examine them from closer we will quickly see that the state of conservation is very different.


Albarracín, what to do in one of the most beautiful villages in Spain

Finally we can visit the church of Santa Maria and the White Tower, attached to the cemetery of Albarracín and the Postigos. In our case, we decided to go down to a playground that is in the lower part of town. Thing to go with young children, but beware, you can walk perfectly with baby carriage, since there is always escape to the stairs.


Church of Santa María

Practical data

How to get to Albarracín?

There is a daily bus from Teruel that leaves at 15:30. It is best to arrive in our own car and thus be able to visit the rest of the area that gives for several days.

To park it is recommended to arrive before 12:00 or even before

Approximate costs of visits in Albarracín?

  • Diocesan Museum: € 3.
  • Albarracín Museum: € 3.
  • Castle (medieval fortress): € 3.
  • White Tower: € 3.
  • Guided tour with cathedral: € 4.
  • Guided tour with all the monuments described above: € 10.

What to see around Albarracín?

We leave you 7 recommendations although the Albarracín mountain range gives for much more.

  • Larambla de Barrachina or Red Canyon of Teruel.
  • Pinares de Rodeno: perfect place to enjoy hiking trails such as Las Tajadas and numerous cave paintings.
  • Roman aqueduct of Gea de Albarracín: an aqueduct excavated in the mountain of more than 20 km. I recommend doing the donkey ravine route.
  • Eyes of Cabriel: Birth of the Cabriel River.
  • Cascada del Molino de San Pedro in the Vallecillo.
  • Cascada del Molino de San Pedro in Calomarde.
  • Route of the canyon of the arches (Calomarde).

What to eat in Albarracín?

We cannot leave without trying the crumbs with grapes, the turolenses crumbs, as well as the famous Teruel ham

Where to sleep in Albarracín?

Albarracín has a very wide offer. We leave you a selection of recommended hotels.

  • Hotel Doña Blanca: located across the river, less than 5 minutes from the city center. Very well maintained rooms with parking.
  • Hotel Mesón del Gallo: good price with good location in the center of Albarracín.
  • Posada del Rodeno: excellent location. In front of the park and in the city center.
  • Los Palacios: right in the center, right next to the Palacios viewpoint and with an excellent terrace.


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