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“Possibly the best medieval town we have seen. A must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Albarracin

Albarracin
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Teruel
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106 reviews
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“Possibly the best medieval town we have seen. A must!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

Not far from Teruel, this is a spectacular survival, a medieval town on a hill in a stunningly beautiful setting. We have visited many medieval towns all over Europe, and we felt the was possibly the best in terms of its overall appeal. Although you must park outside the town and walk into it, there is a free parking lot on the far side of town which provides easier access and alleviates the need for a lot of steep climbing. In addition to the pleasure of walking through this town, we also had a wonderful tapas lunch at La Taberna in the Plaza Mayor. Don't miss it!

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful medieval village”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

A real joy. We stopped here on route to Teruel and it was a delight from the moment we parked outside village and walked through streets into centre of town. Lovely place. The climb towards the old city walls rewards you with some fantastic views back towards the town. Remember to take your camera! Local bar open and had some pretty good tapas too with excellent coffee.

Visited April 2013
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Valencia, Spain
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“Stunning medieval village”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

Bitingly cold in April but a great day trip (a couple of hours from Valencia or Zaragoza). A beautiful old Aragonese village, which has been maintained superbly. With a few hours, one can see most of the pueblo, before retiring for a large lunch of local leg of lamb and Aragonese red wine to recover (try to book somewhere as everything fills at weekends). As the sun sets, it is possible to imagine being a long way back in the past. Cars have to be parked at the edge of town, so one needs to be able to walk up some cobbled hills. Great views. If on the Valencian coast, worth a dy away from the beach to enter another world.

Visited April 2012
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“Yes it is Spain's most beautiful village.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013 via mobile

Set high on a huge outcrop of granite this is more like a bastion. The deep gorge that almost encompasses the town makes you realise that the natural defenses are the reason that the Moors settled here and built the castle and the amazing Torre de Andador, the massive ninth century wall. The narrow cobbled streets get narrower and more twisty as you get higher and the many ornate balconies have intricate carvings. Because the town is at the meeting point of three provinces, Aragon, Valencia and Castile, many of the ancient houses belonged to men of importance. Consequently there is an abundance of imposing stone properties that look very grand for a relatively small town. There are many little restaurants and cafes serving local food, wild boar is prevalent in this area, so you may be lucky and find it on the menu. Down by the Guardalavir river there is a great little campsite which is a short walk into the village. This is a rugged and beautiful area that is well worth exploring. Teruel, about 30 miles from here is probably the best place to use as a base. If you do, then don't forget Daroca and the Monasteria de las Piedras, where chocolate was invented by the monks for the benefit of the royal family. Enjoy
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“Very pretty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2012

A beautiful village, full of old world buildings. Very picturesque. It reminded us very much of villages in France, full of timber framed, ancient architecture. More worthy of a visit than nearby Teruel.

Visited November 2012
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