Complete Tourist Guide to Teruel – Discover Spain’s Romantic City



Escalinata neo-mudejar

The Escalinata neo-mudejar is a monumental construction located in Teruel, in Aragon. It was built between 1920 and 1921 by engineer José Torán de la Rad, with the intention of connecting the railway station with the city center, overcoming a 26-meter height difference. The Escalinata neo-mudejar is inspired by the two most important artistic styles of Teruel: Mudéjar architecture and modernism. In 2008, it was recognized as a Cultural Heritage (Bien de Interés Cultural) in the Monument category.

The Escalinata neo-mudejar consists of three segments, which are connected by two small squares. The first segment is straight and has 52 steps. In its center, there is a high relief depicting the lovers of Teruel, the work of sculptor Aniceto Marinas. Above it is the city’s coat of arms, with a bull and a star, symbols of the founding of Teruel.

The second segment is arched and has 44 steps. On its side walls, there are ceramic panels with plant and geometric motifs. The third segment is also arched and has 44 steps. On its side walls, there are ceramic panels with heraldic and epigraphic motifs. At the end of this segment is the Paseo del Óvalo, where there is a fountain with a sculpture of a bull.

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