Hostal El Mirador
Calvario, 11, Gudar, Teruel, 44433, Spain
More about Teruel
Casa La Madrileña
Between the two towers
A fine example to us all!
Travel Tips for Teruel
This small sculpture is the symbol of Teruel. It is funny because the column that sustains it seems to be unproportionatedly big. (El Torico means small bull in the local slang).
It represents the passion that people in Teruel have for bullfighting. "Bulls in the streets" is a tradition that, in my eyes, looks rather barbaric and insane, but many people in this area are really passionate about it.
The Neomudéjar staircase was built to link the historical city centre with the railway station. It was designed by Carlos Castell, and conducted by José Toran in 1920-21.
On a wall there is a relief representing a scene of the Lovers.
The details of the decoration are very faithful to the genuine Mudéjar style: ceramic plates and cylinders, tiles, bricks making relief, etc. Look at the splendid lanterns decorated with crowns and iron elements.
At the foot of the steps we will find the Botanical Garden and in front of the station, the Institute of Secondary Education, designed by Antonio Rubio, which also felt Neo-Mudejar influences.