Hotel Torico Plaza Teruel
Yague de Salas 5, Teruel, Aragon, 44001, Spain
More about Teruel
The tomb of the Lovers
Tower of Saint Martin
Which one were you again?
Travel Tips for Teruel
Only for Romantics
Teruel has its own version of the "Romeo and Juliet" drama.
The famous lovers of Teruel are buried in this small mausoleum built in the XIX century by Juan de Ávalos inside the Mudejar church of Saint Peter.
At least they rest hand in hand forever. For the not so romantics, you may be interested to see their mummies below the tombs.
Iglesia de San Pedro
The church was built in the XIV century. The altarpiece was made in wood by Gabriel Joly (the same artist who made the altarpiece of the cathedral) in the XVI century. He also made the retable of Saints Cosmas and Damian, in the chapel where the mummies of the Lovers were found.
The church has an Andito, a corridor that surrounds the church above the side chapels and opens to the exterior, which used to allow watching the peaceful coexistence of Christians and Jews.
The church has suffered several reforms along the centuries. Between 1896 and 1902 a great reform was made. The Neomudéjar painting is work of Salvador Gisbert. Matias Abad restored the grillwork. The works were directed by Pablo Monguió. The primitive cloister was substituted by a Neogothic cloister.
The tower is the earliest example of Mudéjar architecture in Teruel. It was built in the XIII century.