The beauty of Albarracín


This beautiful town in the province of Teruel It is rated as one of the most beautiful from Spain and proposal to be declared World Heritage for its great historical and aesthetic value.

Its numerous monuments, as well as the layout of its streets adapted to a complicated topography of the terrain, give it the charm of medieval cities. Each corner of Albarracín is a tribute to the passage of time.

History


The first indications of human groups date from the Iron age. Specifically, the city was inhabited by the tribe Celtic of the wolf cubs, whose legacy was reflected in the cave paintings found in the Pinar del Rodeno. Subsequently, the Lovetum of the Romans, happened to be Saint Mary of the East for the Visigoths. Its current name is due to the family Berber Al-Banu-Razin, who established the taifa kingdom in the town. The conquest and the political events that occurred in Albarracín in the centuries to come, changed the defensive structure of the city, endowing it with an important defensive fortress.


Monuments

Town Hall: 16th century building, with wooden balconies and a corridor over the river. It is located in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento.
Salvador Cathedral: Built in the 16th century, it is a building with a single nave and side chapels, inside which is a beautiful collection of tapestries about the life of Gideon (the fifth of the judges of the Jewish people who ruled the people of Israel) .
Episcopal palace: Located next to the cathedral, it stands out for its baroque doorway.


Ramparts: Christian work, built in the fourteenth century.
Castle: Located in the old town, it was the old fortress of the Banu-Razin family in the 11th century and, currently, only the walled area is preserved.


Walker Tower: Muslim-style (X-XI centuries)
Tower of Doña Blanca: Symmetrical to the previous one and located at one end of the wall.
Julianeta House:Built in the popular style, it is located in the Portal de Molina.

Albarracín, uno de los pueblos más bonitos de España 4K (July 2020)


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