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Top Choice Contemporary Spanish in Albarracín

Tiempo de Ensueño

This high-class restaurant has a sleek, light-filled dining room, attentive but discreet service, and changing menus of innovative food that you'll remember. The venison was the tenderest we've ever had, the jamón s…
Top Choice Cathedral in Albarracín

Catedral del Salvador

After two decades of painstaking restoration, Albarracín's 16th-century cathedral has been returned to the splendour it enjoyed in the 18th century, by which time baroque modifications had altered its original Gothi…
Top Choice Aragonese in Albarracín

La Despensa

It's a delight to come across this tiny, friendly corner bar if you're looking for something tasty to eat that's not a full sit-down meal. The specialities are numerous varieties of local embutidos (cured meats and …
Castle in Albarracín

Castle

Crowning the old village, Albarracín's crag-top castle was founded in the 9th century and abandoned by the 17th. Apart from its perimeter wall and 12 towers, everything you see – including the remains of the residen…
Walls in Albarracín

Muralla

Albarracín's highest point, the Torre del Andador (Walkway Tower), dates from the 10th century, when it was built as a defensive outpost at a time when the Muslim town was still huddled around the castle. The walls …
Aragonese in Albarracín

Rincón del Chorro

Traditional local dishes from Albarracín are the stars at this long-established favourite, including roast lamb, suckling kid (cabrito lechal), and truffles and wild mushrooms at certain times of year. Leave room fo…
Museum in Albarracín

Museo de Albarracín

In the town's old hospital, this well-designed museum explains Albarracín's fascinating history in absorbing detail in Spanish. Displays include numerous finds from the archaeological digs in the castle, which have …
Bar in Albarracín

El Molino del Gato

The 'Cat's Mill' is easily the most interesting setting for a drink in Albarracín. Built around a 15th-century riverside mill (underneath the tourist office), it has water gushing beneath a glass floor, and the vine…
Aragonese in Albarracín

La Alcazaba

Close to the main square and often open when more seasonal places close, the Alcazaba’s cosy cave-like interior fits right in with Albarracín's historical atmosphere. The menu doesn’t stray too far from home with ra…
Museum in Albarracín

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 museum. The six huge tapestries depicting the biblical story of …