The City of Albarracin is now regarded as one of historic more complex and interesting art of Spain. Because it was declared a national monument in 1961 and, currently, the proposal by UNESCO to declare Monument of Worldwide Interest.
It happened during the Epipaleolithic, when the first settlers of this area were established around Albarracin, leaving numerous demonstrations Post Palaeolithic rock art as Bishop Kitchenette, Prado del Navazo, OLIVANA, Arrastradero Way … They can see hunting scenes, bulls, deer, horses and archers stylized red and black.
Villages of the Bronze Age and Iron and abundant Celtiberian, we demonstrate the continuity of human occupation of this city. As to highlight the Roman aqueduct that supplied rock excavated until the Middle Ages, water to neighboring village of Cella and the tombstones and reliefs that we at the foot of the Tower of the Cathedral.
Walk around the streets of the city of Albarracín:
We recommend to travelers detained by the walk the streets of the city, where you can observe their peculiar architecture, consisting of modest houses built half-timbered and plaster tabicón red, that give color to the whole. Also, it will be the visitor will be curious alignment of roofs in an attempt to gain living space, while creating an atmosphere of gloom surprising. This architecture will highlight three houses typical for their conservation, colorful and inclination: Julianeta House, House and Casa Chorro Street Azagra.
Small palaces are interspersed among poor buildings, the Episcopal deserve special mention, that of the Monterde and Antillon, the Dolz de Espejo, Navarro Arzuriaga and Community House. We also recommend a visit also the S. I. Cathedral, where we can see the altarpiece of St. Peter (s.XVl) and the altarpiece (s.XVl). Small but interesting content is the Cathedral Museum which is the famous rock fish, an important collection of tapestries, altarpieces and other religious jewelry pieces.
Other recommended visits include: Municipal Museum, Diocesan Museum, Toy Museum, The Forge Museum and Paleontological Museum, Exhibition Torre de Doña Blanca.
The gastronomy albarracinense “as the mountain is composed of main courses that help to withstand the cold of these lands. Special mention grapes crumbs, garlic soup, soups, roasted lamb to the shepherd, ham and eggs, trout, pork and preserved among the desserts, the very famous ben almohábanas Razin.
Albarracín City lies at 1180 m. conditioning this altitude climate, which can be classified within the Mediterranean area, with certain continental, with average annual temperature of 11 º C and precipitation of 480 mm. The climate and altitude have conditioned its vegetation. Beside it, several varieties of pine and holm oaks and degraded. Beautiful is the landscape of Roden, contrasting its red color with the green of the pines. Limestones are famous for their content in Jurassic and Cretaceous fossils.
Traditional bullfights are the borders of their patron saint: St. Mary and Holy Christ (8 and 14 September). On April 30, sing the Mayos, songs that extol the feminine beauty. For St. Anton bonfires are lit in every neighborhood.
Hunting and Fishing:
The Guadalaviar on its way through the city of Albarracín is one of the best trout rivers in Spain, while the crab is still off limits to the awaiting recovery.
The National Hunting Reserve Montes Universal you can hunt deer stalking and selective, and awaited wild boar and small game in hand. Albarracín has an excellent sports complex with pool, gymnasium, tennis court and sports court, completing all with mountaineering.
Levantine Rock Art:
Levantine rock art extends along the Mediterranean area, from Catalonia to Andalusia, penetrating into the interior in the area Aragonese and Castilian-La Mancha.
Since in 1892, E. Albarracín Marconell discovered in the early Levantine rock art shelters in the Iberian Peninsula, the Prado and Kitchenette Navazo Toricos the Bishop, all of Albarracín paintings, dated between 6000 and 1500 BC, is distinguished from other representations Levantine of the peninsula by the use of white, unique to this area by the large size of the figures of cattle, by the immobility of the same and for simplicity in the drawing of human representations, characteristics that make it an extremely peculiar in the Mediterranean.
All these places can be visited within the call Albarracín Cultural Park!
“When you visit one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, see Albarracín.