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Albarracin information

Albarracín has a castle of Arab origin, walls, Renaissance art in the parish church, the Episcopal Palace with a museum, large houses and palaces.

Albarracín, recognized as a National Monument since 1961, is a city which captivates at first sight thanks to the zeal with which its traditional architecture has been preserved.

Identified as Celtiberian Lobetum, most remains are from the period of Roman domination: memorial tablets which appear at the base of the cathedral and the impressive 18-kilometre aqueduct which ran from Albarracín to Cella.

Strolling through steep small streets with Moorish roots, you can come across gems such as the main square. Here you will find the city hall: one of its wings opens out onto an impressive viewing point over the river Guadalaviar. The current cathedral of El Salvador, attached to the old Episcopal Palace, was built in the 16th century. The Diocesan Museum, located in the Palace, contains a valuable collection of Flemish tapestries.

The month of May is famous here. On the first day of May, the young men tour the city singing the 'mayos', a nocturnal parade extolling the virtues of spring and which has a great deal of social significance. Also famous are its forging workshops, which produce exquisite pieces of handicrafts.

Source: Web server of Instituto de Turismo de España, TURESPAÑA.


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