Maestrazgo Villages

If you have time, it's worth exploring away from the major villages and seek out some smaller ones. Ares, 30km south of Morella, is one of the most spectacular, hanging over a cliff. Around 13km from here, Vilafranca (del Cid) has a museum – the excellent Museo de la Pedra en Sec – that explores its dry-stone-wall tradition. If there's no one there, ask in the tourist office opposite. And don't miss some stunning spots over the border in Teruel province; Cantavieja is one of the prettiest villages.