Hotel Dona Blanca
Calle C/ Llano Arrabal, 10, Albarracin, Spain
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Typical Spanish style doors
Stone buildings set against the mountain
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Travel Tips for Albarracín
Aragon gets cold; it gets very cold
A hat, Gloves, a very warm coat, scarf and walking shoes. It is as cold as Britain in the winter. I went in December and it was 2ºC in the day. You can also find snow on the mountains just past Albarricin. If you go driving in the mountains make sure your tires have plenty of tred as Spanish cars don't usually have snow tires. Be especially careful if you rent a car. Check the Spare tire too. The roads past Albarracin can lead you up mountains of 1650m above sea level.
Many Spanish people put chains on their tires when it snows to help them grip the snow covered roads.
Be careful of ice too.
Many houses are decorated with beautiful wooden balconies. They are sometimes some close to the opposite side of the street, that the people usually seat at their balconies and keep conversations with their neighbours.
But it is worth
The cathedral has clear Mudéjar influences. Although it was built in the XIII century, its present aspect is due mostly to the works done in the XVI century.
Due to the lack of space, the cathedral is based of a single nave and a tower, with no monumental façade. In front of it there is a terrace that overlooks the whole town of Albarracín.
Spain's Best Kept Secret! ssshhhh!
"Albarracin in the Province of King's (Aragon)"
Aragon is one of the least touristy provinces in Spain though I cannot understand why. It borders France, Pais Vasco, Barcelona, Castilla y Leon and a lump of Valencia. Therefore it is surrounded by 5 different languages or dialects! The countryside is highly interesting and it has a long and varied history. It is the birth place of King's and on the other side saw the worst fighting during the civil war!
Now it is a place of magic, but remember: That's a secret!
Albarracin is the best place to visit; though don't expect ANYONE to speak English. This is a Spanish tourist town!
Although I HATE the thought of this wee town being taken over by foreigners I can't help myself! I have to tell you all about it..........!
"Where nature and history merge."
Located in the heart of the Universal Mounts and perched in an exercise of difficult equilibrium on the verge of a deep gorge, Albarrac?n is one of those places where it seems that time has stopped. Its picturesque buildings are gathered in a chaotic way, merging perfectly into the environment.
Albarracin lived its moment of glory in the Middle Ages, when it was even for some years the capital of an independent Moorish kingdom. It is from those times that the town got its name, for his founder or main ruler was an Arab called Ibn-Razin.
The influence of Albarracín continued after it became part of the Kingdom of Aragón, but it slowly started a process of decadence for the benefit of neighbouring Teruel.
Those days are long by and Albarracín lives now of memories. Its remote location and the lack of good communications resulted in many people leaving the town for a better life. Nowadays, life is comfortable in Albarracín and the town seems to be well off thanks to the many tourists that visit it every holidays.
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