Teruel is known as the city of love; a jewel of the Aragonese Mudéjar located between the peninsular centre and the Mediterranean. A city that wants to be up to date in Spain’s XXI century, but without losing its most valuable medieval roots. You will understand the importance of this city’s roots when you reach the Plaza del Torico; the meeting point where modern and traditional locals love to meet. Teruel is full of history, legends, and even underground cisterns that have been preserved; book now at Sercotel Hotel Torico Plaza and enjoy your holiday from the best location.
The legend of The Lovers of Teruel still remains alive in the city’s historic centre. You only have to visit the Lovers’ mausoleum next to the church of San Pedro and tour the city full of history from the XIII century. If you travel to Teruel in February, we suggest you attend the theatrical recreation of Isabel’s Wedding; a Festival of National Tourist Interest full of parades and theatre plays where the story of Diego Martínez and Isabel de Segura is remembered.
The Lovers of Teruel story ended up in an unfortunate death, but for the tourist, it’s almost impossible not to fall in love with this city’s romanticism. Book now with Sercotel Hotels and stay at any of our hotels in Teruel city centre, where everything will be within your reach to enjoy an unforgettable holiday.
The city of Teruel was a border between the Christian and Muslim kingdoms in the Middle Ages. Because of this, we are now left with beautiful buildings of Mudéjar Architecture style of Aragon that have earned recognition as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Some of the buildings with Mudéjar architecture that you cannot miss are the church of San Pedro and the Cathedral, which was recognized as a National Monument for its breathtaking wooden roof. Both temples have towers from the XIII century that will surprise you for their solid appearance but at the same time very thin structure. We must also mention the twin towers, El Salvador and San Martín, whose construction was linked to another love story from the XIV century, the legend of Zoraida.
Centuries later, during Teruel’s construction evolution, the Mudéjar style came back again as a Neo-Mudéjar; a Moorish revival architecture of the Mudéjar style mixed with modernism. From this new style, many significant monuments were built, like the Cathedral’s door or the Grand Staircase, designed to bridge the gap between the train station and the historic centre.
On the other hand, if you are up for an adventure during your stay in our hotel near Teruel, Spain, we recommend you make time to visit Dinópolis; a centre of interpretation of the dinosaur phenomenon in the province of Teruel. This centre allows you to discover how these creatures lived during that time before their extinction. You will be able to see recreations, audio-visuals, and a thousand fossils (originals and replicas) of great international relevance.
Book with Sercotel Hotels at any of our hotels in Teruel, Spain and discover the beauty of this impressive medieval city and the love story behind it.
You should not leave Teruel without exploring this city’s gastronomy and trying its tasty cuisine. Go to a bar and delight yourself with some tapas or the famous ham of Teruel; we recommend you try it in thin slices with bread, tomato, olive oil, and garlic. We suggest the pimajopere potatoes, roasted with garlic, parsley, salt, olive oil and sweet paprika. You should also try the traditional regañaos, made of bread dough with olive oil, sardines, and ham or peppers that are added before putting them in the oven.
If you are brave to try dish a rich in flavour, we recommend you to try the lamb baked or grilled, sausages, game meat or a stew with seasonal vegetables.