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Guide to Teruel

Zaragoza      Teruel      Huesca and the Aragonese Pyrenees      Albarracin     

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Guide to Teruel – Introduction

Teruel is a remarkable little town tucked away neither here no there in the south of Aragon. Heavily bombarded and site of one of the bloodiest battles during the Spanish Civil War, Teruel has struggled to get back onto it’s feet and shake off it’s provincial tag. That, however, is where the bad news ends, for Teruel is a might fine spot to stop and explore for a day or so. For a town with a population of barely 30,000 it is has a whole host of sights and activities to interest and intrigue the visitor.

As well as having UNESCO heritage for it’s prominent Mudéjar architecture, Teruel boasts a picture perfect old town, sitting astride a prominent hilltop and littered with Islamic influence and elegant monuments. On its periphery, Teruel boasts an intriguing theme park/exhibition/museum, Dinopolis, celebrating the vast remains of Dinosaur fossils and remains found in this part of Spain. As well as this, Teruel is home to some mighty fine Jamon (ham) producers and the local bars in the town are all too happy to show off and serve the town’s famous product, at an excellent price.

Guide to Teruel – Don’t Miss

  1. Stroll around the lovely casco historico (old town) taking in the Mudejar architecture – particularly prominent on the Cathedral and the various towers arounds town.
  2. Head to Calle Tozal, or any of the streets off the central Plaza del Torico and try the fine Jamon de Teruel – then keep strolling and try it again. And again.
  3. Explore Dinopolis, an out of town Dinosaur fest celebrating the area’s fame for fossils and footprints.

Guide to Teruel  – What to look for on the Menu

We know how tough it can be in a bar or restaurant when you’re visiting a foreign country. Here’s our guide of what local specialities to look for on the menu in Teruel.

Jamon de Teruel – Delicious local cured ham, let it melt in the mouth.

Ternasco (or cordero) – This is the local Aragonese term for Lamb (cordero is Castillian) and is a delicious Teruel favourite.

Sopa de Ajo – Although poular across Spain, the locals of Teruel claim to have the finest Garlic soup.

Migas Turolenses – Fried breadcrums (nowadays increasingly served with Jamon or Chorizo).

Guide to Teruel – Where to Stay

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