Carretera Nacional 232 km 96, Teruel, 44652, Spain
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Los Amantes de Teruel by Muñoz Degrain
Crawling with Spanish tourists!
Ornamentation in the Paseo del Óvalo.
anyone been to teruel?
hello, can anyone give their opinion on this place. Have been looking for a real spanish holiday home to buy for some time and am interested in finding out more about this place. Want something like what Mojacar would have been like years ago before turned into tourist trap. Has anyone been that can advise - holiday home would be for relaxation in real spain; not wild nights out etc. Are there places to eat, drink etc? Would appreciate advice from anyone who has visited this area - or better still anyone who owns property there already. Thanks, Michelle.
RE: RE: anyone been to teruel?
I was working near Teruel for some months, a few years ago, and I only can say the town and the surrounding area is very nice, plenty of character, lots of sights... but extreeeeeeeeemely boring after you've seen all. Well, maybe is just I do need some more action (and I'm not into wild nights). Of course there are places to eat/drink, could you imagine a Spanish town without bars? I strongly reccomend Teruel for a holiday, or to spend there some time. But I would hardly consider buying a property there. Well, is just my opinion.
Travel Tips for Teruel
Los Amantes de Teruel
The lovers of Teruel, Isabel de Segura and Diego de Marcilla, belonged to important families in the city. The two young fell in love. As Diego was the second son, he had not wealthy to offer, so he departed to build up a fortune to be able to marry Isabel. There were no news of Diego in five years, so Isabel's father married her to Don Pedro de Azagra.
Right after the wedding ceremony, Diego de Marcilla returned with great riches and with the intent of marrying Isabel. Diego ran to the feet of Isabel and pleaded her for a kiss but Isabel refused as she was already married. Then Diego with a sigh died on the feet of his beloved Isabel. The next day, during the funeral for Diego, Isabel showed up dressed in her wedding dress. She walked to the front of the church and gave to Diego the kiss she had denied. Suddenly she died, falling prostrate on the body of the man she loved.
This unlucky event happened in 1217. In 1555, two mummies were found out in Saint Peter’s church, under the chapel of Saints Cosmas and Damian. Along the centuries, the mummies have been exposed in different ways. Finally, Juan de Ávalos sculpted the tombs of the lovers and since 2005 they rest in the new Mausoleum in a building attached to Saint Peter’s church.