10 Things to Do in Teruel That You Shouldn't Miss

October 8, 2017 Hana Mouser

Teruel (Spanish pronunciation: [teˈɾwel]) is a city in Aragon, located in eastern Spain, and is also the capital of Teruel Province. It has a population of 35,675 in 2014 making it the least populated provincial capital in the country. It is noted for its harsh climate, with a very big daily variation on temperatures and its renowned jamón serrano (cured ham), its pottery, its surrounding archaeological sites, rock outcrops containing some of the oldest dinosaur remains of the Iberian Peninsula, and its famous events: La Vaquilla del Ángel during the weekend closer more to the 10th July (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday), and "Bodas de Isabel de Segura" around the third weekend of February.
Restaurants in Teruel

Teruel, Spain +34 978 70 04 00
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Albarracin

Reviewed By SalsaChickNik - Essex

40 minutes and 37 km drive to the west of Teruel, Albarracin is a fantastic village to see. If you only have the option of going there or Teruel, then I would suggest Albarracin. Whether you have 5 minutes or a few hours, it's worth seeing.
Lots of lovely paths to walk up to get various vantage points from which to admire this incredibly beautiful and unusual place.

2. Torre Mudejar de El Salvador

Calle El Salvador 7 | Bajo, 44001 Teruel, Spain +34 978 60 20 61
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Torre Mudejar de El Salvador

Over seven centuries after being built in the early XIVth century, the Tower of El Salvador still leaves us speechless. As it was the last tower in Teruel to be erected, it is among the esteemed landmarks that have been inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1986. The Tower actually consists of two towers, one inside the other. The Almohade model was indeed kept in mind; the architects and builders were Mudéjars, who were Muslims employed by the Christians at the time From outside, we can enjoy the brick and ceramic calligraphies as well as the street at its feet, as if intending not to disturb. Inside, 122 steps lead us to three rooms whose mortar plastered walls keep charming graffiti from the time of its erection; and we keep spinning upstairs like dancing Dervishes up to the bellfry. Once there, we lean out, take our time to feel the air, listen to the whisper and watch the Sunshine on the glazed ceramics, the urban tapestry of Teruel, ''The City of Towers.''

Reviewed By CrossyCross - Lancashire

This is one of the numerous towers designed to defend the city in times past. For a small charge the ascent of the tower offers a good deal of historical information, exercise and ultimately terrific views of the old town and the surrounding countryside. An excellent example of the 'Mudejar' (Moorish?) architecture for which Teruel is famous.

3. Fundacion Amantes de Teruel

Calle Matias Abad 3, 44001 Teruel, Spain +34 978 61 83 98
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Fundacion Amantes de Teruel

Reviewed By buwdiful - Alicante

This a great thing to do when you are in Teruel, the history is amazing.
We had two children aged 7 and 5 with us and the guide made a real effort to include them in the tour, they both loved it, granted they both speak Spanish so it was little easier for them.
It cost us €9 per adult and the children were free. Real value for money and you gain so much more than trying to look around yourself.
Highly recommended.

4. Museo Provincial

Plaza Fray Anselmo Polanco 3, 44001 Teruel, Spain +34 978 60 01 50
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Museo Provincial

Reviewed By BennyMalaga - Malaga, Spain

The beautiful building that the Museo Provincial occupies was built in 1542 by the Masters Juan de Rigol and Pedro de Heredia. The style of the façade is the Renaissance Mannerist style, with a very simple style. Atop the four stories of the building is a gallery with round arches, and this breaks the severity of the façade. We went to the gallery and had wonderful views of the city.
The main door of the building has double columns and a large coat of arms on top of the door, which makes it impressive. You can see the archaeological and ethnological displays in the museum. The most interesting display is that of Teruel ceramics that date from the 13th to the 20th centuries. It shows how the inhabitants of the town mastered the art of ceramic productions. On other floors there are Roman remains, Iberian remains and older remains form the Paleolithic to the Iron Ages.

5. La Escalinata

Paseo del Ovalo, 44001 Teruel, Spain +34 978 64 14 61
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La Escalinata

Reviewed By Sheri L - Carcassonne Center, France

Drive to the top and walk down then make your way back up via the side streets caught between light and shade. If you love the historic Moorish crossover there are delights to discover here! Stay the night and explore in the morning light.

6. Torre de San Martin

Teruel, Spain
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Torre de San Martin

Reviewed By BennyMalaga - Malaga, Spain

The Tower of San Martin was constructed in 1315 and its base is different, because you can go to another street through the vaulted doorway at its base. The tower is reinforced with an ashlar buttress. As with other Mudejar constructions, the decorations on the brick are ceramic tiles with white and green colors. There are ceramic eight pointed white stars with green borders. The tower consists of two concentric towers separated by one meter and there are steps leading to its bell tower. This tower is one of the beautiful Mudejar monuments of Teruel.

7. Cathedral of Teruel

44002 Teruel, Spain +34 978 61 80 16
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Cathedral of Teruel

Reviewed By Manuel a - Montevideo, Uruguay

And I really mean it. The mudejar-style ceiling is unique in the world. It combines beautiful polychromatic scenes of animals, plants and people with Arab and Christian writings. What a great piece of art! And not only that. What makes it truly remarkable is the fact that it is a structural piece in the Cathedral, with the crossing beams supporting the weight of the upper part. The rest of the Cathedral is equally exceptional. A MUST see world heritage site in Teruel

8. Plaza del Torico

Teruel, Spain
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Plaza del Torico

Reviewed By djodar - Barcelona, Spain

Sit down in a Terrace if the freezing cold doesn't get you. Everyone gathers around this square for shopping and hanging out with friends. Best time of the year to visit during Medieval party in March and on July 9th when they put the red scarf to the little bull during Fiestas Del Angel.

9. Rubielos de Mora

Teruel, Spain
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Rubielos de Mora

Reviewed By 63kevin1951 - Wincanton, United Kingdom

Went here while staying at Teruel. Only about 30 minute drive. Lovely old buildings, narrow streets and plenty of atmosphere.

10. Mausoleo de los Amantes de Teruel

Calle Matias Abad 3, 44001 Teruel, Spain +34 978 61 83 98
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Mausoleo de los Amantes de Teruel

Reviewed By pmacMadrid - Madrid

A small museum close to the plaza del Torico. There is a short film about the history of the town and the couple in the sarcophagus'.
That bit is a bit morbid, you can see the mummified bodies through the stone lattice work and have you photo taken. The staff are friendly and helpful.

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