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Daluan

Daluan is run by Avelino Ramón, a cookery teacher by trade, and his wife Jovita: a very friendly team! Its small upstairs interior is satisfyingly contemporary and its terrace, filling a quiet alley, is equally rela…
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Farga

This quality restaurant at a former monastery perched on a hill 2.5km from town offers sublime views of the surrounding plain from its terrace, and a characterful vaulted interior space. It's run by a friendly young…
Castle in Morella

Castillo de Morella

Though badly knocked about, Morella’s castle well merits the long wiggly ascent to savour breathtaking views of the town and surrounding countryside. Built by the Moors, it was regularly remodelled and saw action in…
Spanish in Sant Mateu

La Perdi

Our favourite place for a traditional meal in the centre of Sant Mateu, the Perdi has been run for generations by the same family. A couple of set menus and solid à la carte options showcase warming regional cuisine…
Church in Sant Mateu

Iglesia Arciprestal

Just off the plaza, this Gothic village church has a Romanesque portal and a fine interior. The frescoed neo-classical side chapel has a macabre reliquary with a skeleton apparently dressed for a local Moorish and C…
Church in Sant Mateu

Ermita de la Mare de Déu dels Àngels

Follow signs from the Plaza Mayor to this loveable chapel perched on a rocky hillside, a 2.5km drive, or somewhat shorter walk, away. It was a monastery until the Spanish Civil War and preserves a baroque chapel wit…
Museum in El Maestrazgo

Museo de Valltorta

An informative museum, 2km from Tirig, itself 10km southwest of Sant Mateu. It presents a detailed overview of prehistoric art and El Maestrazgo’s World Heritage ensemble of rock paintings (info in various languages…
Spanish in Morella

Mesón del Pastor

Within the sizeable dining room, bedecked with the restaurant’s trophies and diplomas, this traditional family-run place is all about robust mountain cuisine: thick stews in winter, rabbit, juicy sausages, partridge…
Spanish in Morella

Vinatea

In the centre of town under characterful columned porticoes, this is an appealing spot for excellent local cuisine and a decent selection of wines from the region and beyond. Seasonal local ingredients are presented…
Church in Morella

Basílica de Santa María la Mayor

This imposing Gothic basilica has two elaborately sculpted doorways on its southern facade. A richly carved polychrome stone staircase leads to the elaborate overhead choir, while cherubs clamber and peek all over t…