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“Wonderful medieval town”
Review of Albarracin

Albarracin
Ranked #1 of 42 things to do in Teruel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Just stayed for 2 nights here on our way back to the UK. Will definitely be calling back in September. The town walls, Castle and friendly locals made it all worth while. We stayed at the edge of the old town at a lovely campsite called Ciudad De Alberaccin. Èxcellent facilities and very clean.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of days, and loved the village, which is set high on a hill, surrounded by a loop of the river. The village is notable for the lovely pink/red stone of the buildings, and the amazing castle walls above the town. It is lovely to just wander the car free streets, though they can be quite steep and often turn into steps.

Make sure to walk up to the castle walls above the town for fantastic views back to the village, and also out to the hermitage on the next hill, for equally fabulous views. It is also possible to walk around the base of the village along the river, on a circular path that leaves from the end of the pretty park near the car tunnel under the town. Follow the path around the cliffs, on a boardwalk attached to the cliffs in spots.

We had no trouble parking at the end of May, though I imagine that in the season it could be more difficult. However, because we were there during the off season, there were not many restaurants open and we didn't find any tapas bars open.

It is possible to do a tour of the castle in the village, but it was only available as a guided tour in Spanish. Later in the season, they apparently do tours in English. Similarly, the Cathedral was undergoing renovations, so it was only open as a guided tour, again in Spanish.

From the village there is also a walk out to the prehistoric rock paintings in the nearby national park. To do this, you would need to get good directions from the very helpful information centre on the edge of the village, on the road from Teruel. You can either do a half day walk or drive most of the distance. We really enjoyed exploring the park and the paintings, as the landscape was quite spectacular, and the paintings were really interesting. Allow plenty of time to view the paintings, as some take some patience to decipher. Check out the reviews for Pinturas Rupestres Albarracin for extra information.

4  Thank learningitalianat50
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We staayed for a week on the lovely campsite here and therfore had plenty of time to explore the village and the surrounding area. The climb to the old town and castle is well worth the effort. It also good to walk along the river and is possible to do a circular walk, Try and visit the tourist office for a map. There are quite a few restaurants to choose from with various prices. The campsite has beautiful sanitary facilities which are kept spotlessly clean at all times and would highly recommend a stay here.

3  Thank Liz O
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

You just have to visit here. We had no idea, just passing through. Would have stayed a night had we known. Lovely. The only bar open was the Casino, but they made the best coffee we have ever had in Spain. It's where the locals go.

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Reviewed May 25, 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!

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