Albarracín's crag-top castle was founded in the 9th century. Apart from its perimeter wall and towers, everything you see, including the remains of the Banu Razin rulers' residence, has been excavated in recent years from what had become animal pasture. Visits are by hour-long Spanish-language tours starting at the Museo de Albarracín.

The Fundación Santa María de Albarracín has schedules.

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1. Museo de Albarracín

0.08 MILES

This well-designed museum explains Albarracín's fascinating history in absorbing detail in Spanish. Displays include archaeological finds from the castle,…

2. Catedral del Salvador

0.08 MILES

After two decades of painstaking restoration, Albarracín's 16th-century cathedral has been returned to its splendour of the 18th century, by which time…

3. Museo Diocesano


The 18th-century Bishop's Palace, adjoining the cathedral, houses this rich collection of religious art, which is a cut well above your average church…

4. Torre Blanca

0.17 MILES

Once part of Albarracín's complex defences, this 14th-century tower has been rehabilitated by the Fundación Santa María de Albarracín. It is now a gallery…

5. Muralla

0.29 MILES

Albarracín's highest point, the Torre del Andador (Andador Tower) was built in the 10th century as a defensive outpost for the Muslim town huddled around…

6. Museo de Juguetes

0.49 MILES

Albarracín's toy museum is a fascinating journey through the historical world of toys from the 1880s to the 1970s – the kids will love it. It's 300m east…

7. Roman Aqueduct

2.59 MILES

The road between Albarracín and Gea de Albarracín (14km east) is paralleled by traces of an ancient Roman tunnel aqueduct. Signs point to the most…