Located in the heart of the mountain range of the same name, the town of Albarracín is a jewel and a monument in itself. This beautiful town was already considered by Azorín when he visited it, as “one of the most beautiful cities in Spain”. This spectacular and impressive Historical Site is perched on a rocky hill surrounded by a fantastic medieval wall which, in a perfect condition, climbs the rock in an unforgettable natural environment.

However, the charm of Albarracín is, above all, found in the layout of its narrow streets with many mansions and palaces, with staircases and passageways, as well as in our discovery of its entire hamlet with irregular partitions in a red colour with wooden trusses and overhangs appearing to touch one another. Each corner, each house, is the object of admiration for its doors and callers, its tiny windows or its carved wooden balconies decorated with elaborate ironwork. Among its beautiful network of streets and buildings is the Plaza Mayor (where the town hall is located), the Episcopal Palace, the cathedral, the churches of Santiago and Santa Maria, or museums such as the Diocesan, the delightful toy museum or the “Martín Almagro” city museum.

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Cultural Park of Albarracín

The cave paintings that are located within the Cultural Park of Albarracín, are divided into three sets of pictorial representations found in the municipalities of Albarracín, Bezas and Tormón and two large areas with rock engravings in Pozondón and Ródenas. The shelters with cave paintings of the Toros del Navazo and the Cocinilla del Obispo in the municipality of Albarracín were discovered at the end of the 19th century; and not only was the first news of the appearance of a panel painted with Levantine art in the Iberian Peninsula, but it also turned the Sierra de Albarracín region into one of the most unique and important rock art hubs, because in 1998 they were declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO with the heading "Rock Paintings of the Mediterranean Arch".