Mosqueruela (Teruel)


What you can see and do in

Mosqueruela is located in the Gúdar-Javalambre mountain range, at 1,479m altitude, which greatly influences its contrasting climate with cold winters and hot summers. It’s a lovely historical-artistic site which still preserves a significant part of its old walls (12th-14th centuries) and some singular historical buildings, all in a harmonious and protected environment, as usually occurs in the Maestrazgo.

A wander around the town easily evokes part of its medieval past, particularly in its porticoed main square and the Gothic-Baroque church of the Assumption. Its doorways of San Roque, Vistorre and the gate of Teruel (the gates to the walled town that had military, police and taxation functions) are very striking. Mansions, noble coats of arms, eaves of carved wood and other details are the signs of the town’s identity.

However, many of Mosqueruela’s attractions are outside the town. The scenery is impressive and it is possible to explore the ravine and rock-shelters of Gibert which, located in the municipality, were included in the Mediterranean Rock Art and listed as World Heritage. The same route along the River Majo will take us to a hill with the Islamic castle of Mallo or Majo, probably 10th century, and of which only a few ruins still remain but which is worth visiting because of the views.

Another important aspect of the Chimchirin or Mosqueruela landscapes is stone: hundreds of kilometres of walls and other buildings of great ethnographic and anthropological value, built with the dry-stone technique, designated Intangible World Heritage. Several routes will takes us to the most significant sites.

Travellers will also find several singular trees, such as the ‘Lawyer’s Pine’ and an oak tree commonly called the ‘Fat Oak’, each one with its own history. The best thing is ask about the different routes starting from the town in the Tourism Office.

Rev.: JGG 12.08.21

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