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“Quaint curiosity”
Review of Plaza del Torico

Ranked #5 of 41 things to do in Teruel
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Madrid
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“Quaint curiosity”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

This is Teruel's famous town square with its statue of a bull on a plinth. In truth though, we passed through the square without even noticing the bull the first time! The statue is a tiny one on the top of a pillar in a fountain and with so much activity in the square and so much to see, we just did not realise where we were!

The square is very much a meeting point, surrounded by shops, bars and restaurants and historic buildings. Locals say that not noticing the bull is par for the course. When you do spot it, it is easy to see why it is so famous - it is an oddity to see a statue that can't be much more than 30cm long on the top of the column.

The whole area is filled with Mudejar architecture and is a delight to visit. Beautiful towers, arches and a predominance of the typical green ceramic that characterises Teruel.

Visited April 2014
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“Fabulous little square”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

The bull is very small, perched on his column, but this is a fabulous little square full of cafes and with a couple of lovely buildings. Recommend Teruel for a half day stop off if you are in Valencia or Zaragoza.

Visited October 2013
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The Campo
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“Atmospheric”
Reviewed 18 October 2012

Full of bars and shops. Great place for people watching or meeting with friends. Interesting buildings and a lovely historic little bull on a very tall column.

Visited July 2012
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drewledbury
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“Stylish plaza mayor”
Reviewed 30 September 2012

Plenty of cafes and the little bull to look at. Two beautiful Art Deco buildings. Teruel is not big so wandering from the square took us to churches, towers and windy streets a plenty!

Visited September 2012
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Alcossebre, Spain
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“Tiny but handsome Torico”
Reviewed 16 September 2012

If you expect a huge Toro at this plaza, you will be dissapointed. The Torico is just a tiny bull on top of a pillar of a charming fountain. But the plaza itself is the loviest of Teruel and is the heart of the city. It´s surrounded by beautiful buildings. You can find many fancy shops, bars and restaurants at the plaza. The cathedral is just behind the plaza.

Visited August 2012
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