Monday, 2 July 2018

Albarracin, Spain

Sunday July 1st, Granada, Spain 5pm


We picked up our long term lease hire car, a Peugeot 208, from near the airport in Barcelona where it was was warm and sunny. By the time we reached Teruel it was raining and there was thunder and lightning but I did manage to get a photograph of the viaduct from the car.

Albarracin is 35km from Teruel and it was raining there too but it cleared an hour later. Albarracín was named in the 11 century is surrounded by stony hills and the town was declared a Monumento Nacional in 1961. The cathedral was built from 1572 to 1600, when the bell-tower was complete.  The church has a single nave and the ceiling has Gothictracery. The nave interior and the Chapel of the Virgen del Pilar was redecorated in stucco and gilding in Baroque style.

That evening we strolled up towards the cathedral to have dinner at La Taba, we ordered too much food but it was all very yummy.

The morning light provided another photo opportunity of this amazing town and we crossed the river and climbed the hill to get some more pics of the cathedral and fortress wall.

We loved Albarracin with it's old buildings and ramparts and were reluctant to leave.

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