Hotel Torico Plaza
Travel Blogs from Teruel
Teruel was a pleasant one hour drive. It is noted for its harsh climate and renowned jamon Serrano. The parking fairy was once again good to them with a park right outside the old historic centre.
It was a lovely day with a top temperature being 28 degrees.
They wandered into the town square and visited El Torico and soaked up the atmosphere as the locals populated the many cafés in the square enjoying ...
... We set off from the public gardens on what we thought was a nice flat riverside path.
We crossed the river on a small wobbly suspension bridge and were soon scrambling up steps carved into the rocks, down again by a mill, ...
... on the rocks and then found from a signpost that we were on the GR10, the long distance walking route which crosses the Iberian Peninsula from the Spanish coast to somewhere near Lisbon.
What did you do on holiday? - Oh we went walking on the GR10!!!
After about 3km the path entered deep pinewoods so we decided to turn back, but ...
... the night there on our own, and the next campsite was well over 100 miles away so we decided to carry on.
Its a good job we did as the next part of the journey was so windy and hilly it took a lot longer than we estimated.
The scenery was terrific as we entered an area of ...
... level again. Albarracin is a very well preserved mediaeval village full of narrow laneways with the roofs above overlapping at times. Overall it's an awesome location, precariously perched on a hilltop. Walking around the steep cobbled stone streets takes you back centuries.What also surprised me was the imposing fortified enclosure, that is much larger than the actual town itself. Some of the enclosure dates back to the 10th century with a few more additions each ...
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