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



Welcome, dear traveler. This tourist guide to Teruel will help you discover one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Spain.


Teruel is a city located in the southern part of Aragon, in the central-eastern part of the Iberian Peninsula. It is the capital of the province of the same name, which is the least populated and the largest in terms of area in the country. Teruel lies at an altitude of about 915 meters above sea level, at the intersection of the Guadalaviar (also known as Turia) and Alfambra rivers. Its climate is semi-desert, with very cold winters and warm summers.

Teruel is a city with a rich and diverse history that dates back to prehistoric times. Numerous traces of dinosaur presence have been found on its territory, which can be admired in the Dinópolis theme park. In Roman times, the city was called Turiaso and was an important commercial and administrative center. In the Middle Ages, Teruel became part of the Kingdom of Aragon and was the site of many battles and sieges during the wars with the Moors. During this period, the characteristic Mudéjar art developed, which combined Christian, Muslim, and Jewish elements. Many of Teruel’s Mudéjar monuments have been recognized as world heritage by UNESCO.

Teruel is also a city of great culture and tradition, which is reflected in its architecture, art, literature, music, and gastronomy. In Teruel, there are beautiful modernist buildings, museums, churches, monasteries, and palaces that amaze with their style and richness of details. In Teruel, such artists as Antonio Gargallo, Luis Buñuel, Pablo Serrano, and Joaquín Costa wrote and created. Here you can hear the sounds of jotas, albadas, and rondallas, typical Aragonese songs and dances. In Teruel, you can taste jamón de Teruel, trufa negra, migas, guiso de toro, or melocotón de Calanda, typical dishes, and regional products.

But above all, Teruel is a city of love, famous for the legend of the Lovers of Teruel, Diego, and Isabel. Their moving story, which takes place in the 13th century, tells of the impossible love of two young people who died of despair, unable to marry. Their tombs are located in a mausoleum, which is one of the most frequently visited places in the city. Every year, in February, Teruel comes alive during the fiestas de los Amantes, when residents and tourists dress in period costumes and participate in various events commemorating this tragic story.

Teruel is a city that has a lot to offer to anyone who wants to get to know it. It is a city that enchants with its charm and magic, its history and culture, its nature and gastronomy, its love and joy. It is a place that invites you to discover, to experience, to dream. It is a city that leaves no one indifferent.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction …………… 1
  2. History …………… 2
  3. Monuments and Historical Buildings 
  1. Museums
  1. Churches
  1. Fiestas

       7. Conclusion …………… 24

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