NO foreign tourists!!!!!:-)
There is only one daily bus service from Teruel (1 hour)
An ancient Arab town lost in time.
It's easy to get lost in Albarracin - but that's the beauty of the place. The narrow lanes between the tall houses intertwine, up hill and down. But, it's such a small place (in spite of the massive crenellated walls) that you soon find yourself somewhere recognisable. It's a place to enjoy at leisure.Do note, the town is split into two parts - so...more
This is the only house in the whole of Albarracin that is not painted pinkie orange! I bet the people who live here are real rebels; revolutionaries; people who don't like to follow the crowd!Anyway, blue is my favourite colour and I loved turning the corner to find such a nice big blue surprise! It really complements the pinkie orange too!more
Walking around the narrow streets; between the orangey pink bulging buildings I half expected to see a woman throw a bucket of slop out onto the street or two podgy middle aged men with beer guts to fall out of the local tavern sloshing tankards of beer and singing!Only the odd brightly coloured tourist, street sign or inconsiderate car spoil this...more
We were the only foreigners there. I can't believe the Spanish have kept this amazingly well preserved medieval town a secret for so long! To me this is the most beautiful place I've seen in Spain; better than Granada, Cuenca, Ronda, Sevilla etc...Everything was so well preserved you really felt you had gone back in time........more
Try and travel in the daylight because the countryside is absolutely stunning. I have always wanted to go to Utah to see those incredible red rock formations; now I don't have to because they have them in Aragon too! This photo was was taken from my car window as we left Albarracin and headed for Cuenca! Along other parts of the road the rock is...more
Plaza Mayor is the main square in which you can see the very medieval town hall building on one side and lovely old medieval houses on the other!Most roads lead from or to here. There is a little shop selling postcards and things and the Tourist Information is off one of the roads (the one heading out or maybe in to town depending on the way you...more
The Julianeta house is one of the most characteristic in Albarracín. It is located at the confluence of two streets that leed to one of town gates and has an amazing shape: narrower in the lower part that at the top, there is not a single straight wall in the whole building. And that all, many year before that Picasso guy figured out his excentric...more
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.more
A complicated orography and the sparseness of the available space has resulted in houses being built in the most unsuspected places. The traditional buildings match perfectly into the environment, even to a point where it is difficult to tell what is man-made and what is natural.more
As usual in Spanish towns, the Plaza is the happening and gathering place. Albarracín's Main Square is particularly picturesque because of its small size that accomodates to the limited available space. The historic U-shaped, porticoed Town hall presides over the plaza. This curious building, from the XVI century, is of a remarkable rural...more
Calle C/ Llano Arrabal, 10, Albarracin, Spain
Good for: Business
Good location - only 200 metres from Plaza Major and not much more from the Catedral. Has the look...more
Bernardo Zapater 2, Albarracin, Spain
Good for: Couples
The atmosphere in the restaurant is relaxing and the staff is very helpful. The food is fresh and well prepared. My lunch was excellent, from the wine, down to the sourdough bread. It is a great place to take a nice break from the exploring and sit down to relax with an excellent meal. Rincon del Chorro could be a tad pricier than other...more
Don't be put off with the name. I don't exactly know why it's called Casino but hey!As you enter you'll see two rooms with large windows that look out around the edge of Albarracin so you ca see some lovely medieval houses perched on the edge of the cliff and the steepish climb up to the town.The staff are friendly and trustworthy. I left my bag in...more
8 Reviews and Opinions
I found a nice taxi company before my trip and made arrangements to be my car during my trip to Teruel and Albarracin. I stayed at the Parador so I was not within walking distance of the train station. One of the hotels I had looked at recommended Taxi Barrera, and I was very pleased with their service. They waited for my arrival into Teruel by...more
Due to the bus schedule, which as of the date this tip was written was 13:30 Monday thru Saturday. If you're planning to take the bus from Teruel to Albarracin you would either need to sleep over in Albarracin or find a taxi to bring you back to Teruel (see tip on taxis). So if you wanted to see both Albarracin and Teruel you could see Albarracin...more
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.
Miscellaneous: 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.
The road between Cuenca and Albarracin is quit beautiful and remote. It winds around lakes and rivers and the spectacular arrival of Albarracin appearing s a wonderful site.