Teruel Natural Parks
Protected Landscape of the Pine Forests of Rodeno de Albarracín
To the Southwest of Teruel, we find the Sierra de Albarracín, a really surprising landscape and cultural ensemble, dominated by a vast pine forest lending its name to the Protected Landscape of the Pine Forests of Rodeno de Albarracín.
This natural space, located between the municipal limits of Álbarracín, Bezas and Gea de Albarracín, nd extending over 3335 hectares, the altitude of which ranges between the 1.095 metres of the Tobías ravine and the 1.602 metres of the Cerro de la Cruz of Montoyo.
In the year 1995, it was officially declared a protected
space, given its extraordinary vegetable, animal and geological
peculiarities, which imply a legal status in order to acknowledge
and protect this ensemble of values. Simultaneously, the customs
and activities of the area were regulated, in order to ensure
the compatibility of the traditional exploitation of the forests,
cattle raising and agriculture with the protection of the environment.
Access: From Albarracín
Las Saladas del Bajo Aragón
On the extensive, arid plains between Híjar
and Alcañiz, bordered by the Martín and Guadalope
rivers, are a series of wetland areas formed by erosion. The earth
in these areas is usually of poor quality and very salted, typical
of steppe areas where land is almost exclusively used for cultivating
cereals and intensive pasturing. The dry climate with very little
rainfall together with the continuous “cierzo” (a
characteristic wind in the Ebro valley) means that the area is