"Teruel, Mudéjar city" Teruel by Aitana

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Teruel is 912 m above the sea level. The climate is continental with very cold winters and dry and hot summers. When watching the weather information on TV during the winter we usually hear that the minimum temperature has been recorded in Teruel. This harsh climate, however, helps to cure the delicious Iberian ham.

Many people has heard about the Lovers of Teruel (los amantes de Teruel), Isabel de Segura and Juan Diego de Marcilla. Their tragic love story took place in Teruel during the Middle Ages.

Teruel is known as the town of mudéjar since many buildings are designed in this style. The Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon is a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

Mudéjar as an architectural style emerged in the 12th century in Spain as a result of using elements and techniques of Islamic art in Romanesque or Gothic buildings. Mudéjar is exlusive of Iberia. It developed between 12th and 16th centuries, especially in Aragón.

I had passed a hundred times near Teruel but last Christmas we decided to stop and stay one day to visit the city.

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  • Last visit to Teruel: Dec 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • y2ketan2007's Profile Photo
    Oct 18, 2012 at 8:15 AM

    Wonderful information and pictures here.Teruel seems like a very beautiful Spanish city !

    • Aitana's Profile Photo
      Oct 18, 2012 at 8:49 AM

      Thanks so much for your visit! Yes, Teruel is a very pretty city, quite unknown though.

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2012 at 2:17 AM

    Teruel looks beautiful.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2011 at 1:14 AM

    Interesting Teruel travel pages with lots of great tourist attractions. The cathedrals, churches and museums certainly attract us a lot. Hope to visit the city one day. Thanks for sharing the information. Thanks also for your visit to our Turkey travel pages. ~ho & pang

  • nada1712's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    You clearly have an affinity for that fascinating city, I have been many times to enjoy the Mudéjar art. It is wonderful.......And the cocinar, the jamon ..I ate Oreja de Cerdo last time I was there! I simply love Terual. You have made wonderful pages.!

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2011 at 11:25 PM

    Aunque estuve hace unos años (el siglo pasado, jajaja), a ver si vuelvo

  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    great page and touching love story! thanks for sharing with us!

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Oh! What memories you have brought back of a visit, bitterly cold, Feb. 13. 1997. Los dos amantes - and the kind man who took us all the way there while his two small sons giggled as he practised his very good English on us. Great page and pictures.


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