Peracense is the southernmost town in the Jiloca region. The town is located in the foothills of the Iberian mountain region, at more than one thousand metres of altitude, in the upper basin of the River Jiloca. Its history is written in stone. Reliable documentation revolves around the history of its imposing castle dating back to the Late Middle Ages.

Dated in 1740, the church of San Pedro presents a basilica floor with three naves in as many sections. The transept is covered with a dome over pendentives. Built in masonry and ashlar masonry, the exterior has a single volume with a hipped roof. The tower, located at the foot, is of two bodies and is decorated with Ionic pilasters.

The Town Hall is a two-story building built in masonry. On the ground floor you can see the old market, consisting of two arches of reduced masonry.

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Peracense Castle

Peracense Castle can be considered as one of the most important and best preserved of southern Aragon and also one of the most beautiful and least known. Its historical relevance lies in the fact that it was a strategic stronghold at the forefront of the nearby kingdom of Castile and a natural crossing point between the cities of Daroca and Teruel, two of the most important in the kingdom of Aragon in medieval times. Surrounded by a unique natural environment, its builders took advantage of the topography of the land to build a primary defensive enclave. In this watchtower, the rock becomes a castle and the castle becomes a rock.The fortress is made up of three concentric enclosures that are based on outcrops of red sandstone in a sheer steep rocky extension of Sierra Menera. Precisely this reddish sandstone (rodeno) is the material mainly used in the construction of the walls. From this privileged watchtower you can see nearby enclaves such as Monreal del Campo or the San Ginés hill, which at an altitude of 1,605 m, appears as a giant contemplated from the surrounding plain.