About Teruel

The city of Teruel is considered to have been founded by the King of Aragon Alfonso III back in 1171, even if it has been inhabited since Prehistoric Iberian times. Alfonso III provided the city with fueros (feudal privileges) and privilegesin order to facilitate the repopulation of the area. Within its walled enclosure, the traveller will discover one of the most beautiful towns in Spain. In the city´s historic centre(where Aragon Hostel is located) the ToricoSquare and the Cathedral extend towards the Arcos, the Óvalo, the Glorieta and both Viaducts. This area is the most touristic one and it is also the city’s administrative centre. In addition, it has plenty of shops and restaurant services that invite not only to stroll but also to sample local food in the terracesspanning throughout its pedestrian streets and squares.

Sights of interest:

  • Teruel’s Cathedral
  • Mudejar Art Monuments
  • The “Lovers of Teruel” Mausoleum in San Pedro.
  • Medieval Cisterns
  • The Walled Enclosure
  • Viaducts
  • Modernism
  • Dinópolis
  • Emblematic Villages:
    • Albarracín
    • Mirambel
    • Mora de Rubielos
    • Rubielos de Mora

Cultural Events Highlights

Isabel de Segura’s Wedding “The Lovers of Teruel celebration”, which recreates thelovers of Teruellegendwith a medieval atmosphere. It takes place around the 14th of February “Valentine’s Day”. The first weekend of October the “Departure of Diego (the enamored)” is also celebrated.

Easter is celebrated at the end of March or the beggining of April. The streets are filled with the sounds of Aragon’s drums and bass drums.

The Angel’s Festival “La Vaquilla”,takes place on the second weekend of July, starting on Saturday evening and finishing on Monday night.

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Ham Fair, in mid-September.

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Bikers Gathering, at the beginning of the year worldwidemotorcyclist come together.

Gastronomic Fair, throughout the year, and very specially in the months of September to December, several gastronomic fairs are celebrated in Teruelsuch us tapas competitions “Teruel Ham” or the so called “Perolico Route”.