A view for the eternity
This richly decorated chapel ceiling is what the Teruel "lovers" will have to see for the eternity. The lovers of Teruel lived in the XIII century. They were Juan de Marcilla and Isabel de Segura, members of two of the most prominent families in Medieval Teruel.
When Juan asked Isabel's hand in marriage, Mr Segura refused; because Juan being the second son in the family, he would not inherit as many properties as his daughter deserved. Desperate, Juan asked Isabel to wait for him for five years. Within that periode of time he should gather enough wealth to make her father happy.
The deadline expired though, and Juan did not return. Isabel's father urged her to marry a powerful town lord. Thinking that Juan would never come back, she finally accepted.
On the very day of the wedding Juan appeared loaded with as many treasures as never had been seen in Teruel. When he saw Isabel in front of the altar, he fell upon her feet and died, so much pain there was in his heart. The following day, during the funerals, Isabel asked to see his beloved Juan for the last time. When she approached her lips to his dead face, she also died of love.
Is that a legend or reality? Nobody knows. But, certainly there are bones inside the mausoleum.