TeruelAragon in Spain.
phone: +34 978 624 105address: Plaza de los Amantes, 6
Teruel is actually closer to Valencia than Zaragoza, the capital of Aragon, and Valencia Airport offers more connections that the one in Zaragoza.
phone: +34 902 432 343address: Camino de la Estación, s/nRenfe runs regular trains from Zaragoza (2hr 15min) and from Valencia (2hr 30min). The railway station is well down below the town and anybody with mobility difficulties might want to consider a taxi. For the fully fit there are multiple flights of steps. The station has a small restaurant, toilets, and a window to collect tickets purchased online or by phone.
Estación de Autobusesphone: +34 978 610 789, +34 978 607 079address: Ronda de Ambeles, s/nThe bus station provides easier access to the town than the train. The tourist office maintains an online list of companies with links and contact information. A standard journey from Valencia takes two hours, from Zaragoza two and a half hours, and from Madrid four hours.
phone: +34 978 618 016Impressive from outside but rather a mixture of styles. The bell tower, built 1257-1258, is considered to be one of the best-preserved Mudéjar towers in Spain. Also notable is the ornate wooden ceiling, dating from the early 14th century.
phone: +34 978 602 061address: C/ El Salvador, 5Believed to date from the early 14th century, this very finely-decorated Mudéjar tower is covered with intricate tile work. Structurally it resembles a typical Almohad minaret, with a plain tower placed within the more elaborate outer tower, and a staircase usually open between them. The adjoining Church of San Salvador de los Reyes dates to the late 17th century, and is considered to be the best example of Baroque architecture in Teruel province. Especially noteworthy in the main altarpiece is the central figure El Cristo del Salvador, which was carved in the 13th century.
Torre de San MartínThis Mudéjar gate-tower was built between 1315 and 1316, and partly restored in 1550. It is also decorated with glazed tilework, and is associated with the nearby church of St. Martin (built during the Baroque period). The tower can be viewed only from the exterior.
phone: +34 978 618 398address: C/ Matías Abad, s/nA 14th-century Romanesque-Mudéjar church, the interior of which is completely covered with designed bricks and tiles. Built in the late 13th-century, the adjoining well-preserved tower is the earliest Mudéjar structure in Teruel. The mausoleum of Los Amantes (The Lovers of Teruel) is also located here.
Acueducto Los ArcosCompleted in 1554, the aqueduct is a significant example of Spanish Renaissance engineering.
Viaducto de Fernando HuéBuilt to connect the old walled city with the suburbs, the bridge was completed in 1929.
Escalinata Neo-MudéjarDesigned by José Torán de la Rad to connect the train station with the historic city centre, the visually appealing staircase was completed in 1921 in a style combining Moorish and Modernist elements.
phone: +34 978 600 150address: Plaza Fray Anselmo Polanco, 3Located in a 16th-century palace. Ensure that you ask the guide on the top floor to let you out to the arcaded exterior for a terrific view of the cathedral.
phone: +34 978 619 950address: Plaza Venerable Francés de Aranda, 3Housed in a 16th-century palace, the museum exhibits religious art from the Romanesque to the Baroque periods.
phone: +34 978 617 715address: Polígono Los Planos, s/nThe first dinosaur discovered in Spain was in Teruel, which now is the location of one of the world's largest paleontological museums and dinosaur theme parks. If you look for amusement you'll be disappointed, but if you like fossils, don't hesitate to go. No food or drink permitted, photography only permitted in the entrance, outdoor areas, and restaurants.
At Easter the parades of drummers in full Easter garb are well worth a look.
The Mausoleum of The Lovers of Teruel (Los Amantes) is just off the main square.
Do not purchase any "typical bakery", as it may not be made on the premises.
Some pubs in the party zone (called simply "la zona") are truly troll nests, don't go there.
phone: +34 978 601 800address: Carretera Sagunto-Burgos, km 122.5If you're driving, the Parador is a good choice. Has non-smoking rooms, an onsite bar and highly-regarded restaurant, pool and tennis courts, and free Wi-Fi.