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Places to Visit in Aragon

AINSA (HUESCA)

What to See:

Aínsa was reconquered by Christian troops in 724 A.D. after they received a sign, in the form of a holy cross appearing above a tree. This act is celebrated every 2 years (odd numbers) by way of a fiesta called La Morisma. The beautiful medieval village can be visited as a day-trip but there are several hotels and restaurants if you choose to stay. A market is held in the 12th century Plaza Mayor in the centre of the village . Nearby is the Romanesque church of Sta. Maria and the Castle (part of which dates from the 10th century).

Tourist Information: 0034 974500767

How to get there:

  • By Bus: There is a daily bus to Aínsa from Barbastro and another from Bielsa.
  • By Train: The nearest train station is Huesca.
  • By Road: From Huesca take the N240 then the A138 to Aínsa.

Panoramic photo Albarracin

ALBARRACIN (TERUEL)

What to See:

The medieval village of Albarracín owes its name to the Muslim leader Ibn-Racin, although there is evidence that the site has been settled since prehistoric times. The picturesque old town with its narrow cobbled streets and houses made of stone, plaster and wood, dates back to the 10th century when the Castle, the two towers and the Church of Sta. Maria were built. The city walls, which snake across the ridge above the village, were built in the 11th Century.

Acommodation in Albarracin includes several hotels and a campsite.

Tourist Information: 0034 978710262

How to get there:

  • By Bus: There is a daily bus to from Teruel (Not Sundays or public holidays).
  • By Train: The nearest train station is Cella which is on the local line from Teruel to Zaragoza.
  • By Road: Take the A23 from Valencia to Teruel then the A1512 to Albarracin.

LA IGLESUELA DEL CID (TERUEL)

What to See:

This sleepy village of a mere 500 inhabitants was named after the Spanish hero "El Cid". Legend has it that this is where he prepared his attack on Valencia (although it is not the only village which makes this claim !). True or not , the village definitely was a fortified town which belonged to the Christian Knights Templar and is and is worth visiting as an interesting side-trip from nearby Morella or on your way from Morella to Albarracin.

The 15th Century Town hall, the 13th Century Torreón de los Nublos Tower and the Palacio Fenollosa stand on the site of the original Fort.

If you decide to stay in the village there is a hotel, a hostel and several Casas Rurales (rural houses).

Tourist Information: 0034 964443325.

How to get there:

  • By Bus: Bus. There is a daily bus connecting Iglesuela with Teruel and Morella (Not weekends).
  • By Road: Road: From Teruel take the scenic A226 (110km) or from Morella the cv125 (30km).
  • By Train: Nearest train station is Teruel.


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