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Top Choice Museum in Teruel

Fundación Amantes

Teruel's most popular and interesting attraction pulls out the stops on the city's famous legend of the lovers (amantes) Isabel de Segura and Juan Diego Mártinez de Marcilla. The lovers' mausoleum sits in a side cha…
Top Choice Tower in Teruel

Torre de El Salvador

The most impressive of Teruel's Mudéjar towers, 40m-tall El Salvador is an early-14th-century extravaganza of brick and ceramics built on the model of an Almohad minaret, with one tower inside another and a staircas…
Top Choice Aragonese in Teruel

La Torre del Salvador

This smart restaurant raises the stakes with subtle nueva cocina aragonesa dishes riffing on traditional themes – the likes of duck in a sauce of red fruits and pacharán (sloe liqueur), ham knuckle roasted in white …
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 Teruel

Catedral de Santa María de Mediavilla

The outside of Teruel's cathedral is a rich example of the Mudéjar imagination at work with its kaleidoscopic brickwork and colourful ceramic tiles, notably on the superb 13th-century bell tower. Inside, the astound…
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…
Museum in Teruel

Museo de Teruel

The provincial museum, housed in a 16th-century Renaissance palace, was completely renovated in 2011–13 and has six floors of very well-presented exhibits ranging from prehistory to the middle ages. The sections on …
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 …