Routes by highway

CASTELLOTE €“ MILLS €“ CAVES OF CA‘ART €“ PIGRIM'S STAFF

This route proposes the visit of four localities but, in the way, we can visit

other places:

Castellote

Castellote

We begin in Castellote, where we cross the Historical Joint declared old quarters Artistic and where we found the parochial church, gothic work dedicated to San Miguel; the hermitage of the Virgin of the Water that keeps the beautiful Romance size that it gives name and diverse buildings him of the centuries XVI to the XIX between which they emphasize Gordian house, house Flat, house of the Pepetas and house of Don Jos©. Also we will find the Center of Interpretation

of the Templarios. Essential in Castellote to ascend by the footpath that leads to the imposing medieval castle, hung man in the edge of the crest of the mountain, where they took place important episodes of the templaria and carlista history of the locality.

We leave Castellote below the tunnel and we took the highway to Mills. We can approach to us to visit the hermitage of the Llovedor, century XVIII, nailed under a moss curtain, in a place of great interest.

We arrive at Mills and we cross the population admiring the medieval tower of century XII, the house of the Council, the church of Ntra. Mrs of Snows, gothic work of century XV, the precipice and hermitage of San Nicholas and the house of the Moor. We will not stop visiting the Museum of the Cultural Park and the room where the surprising iron sculptures of the artist Eleuterio Blasco Ferrer are exposed. In Mills are forced visit the Crystal Grottos, an authentic subterranean wonder, to few kilometers of the locality.

caves of canart

Caves of Ca±art

We will return towards Castellote but we will take the deflection to Caves from Ca±art, Historical Joint declared locality Artistic, and where they emphasize the church of San Pedro Ap³stol,

hermitage of San Blas, that serves as Center as Interpretation as the locality and the convents

of the Monks Servitas and the one of the Concepcionistas Franciscan, the portal of March, the city council, the old medieval furnace and several noble houses between which they emphasize house

Moliner and house of the Arellano, turned today into a luxurious hotel.

We will continue in the direction of Two Towers of Mercader and Ladru±¡n. We will border the Marsh, to which it gives to name the missing locality of Santolea, through a winding highway until arriving at Pigrim's staff. This town is known by its parochial church, constructed to shelter the Virgin of the Holm oak. The Virgin appeared to a shepherd on a holm oak and in that same place the templarios monks of Castellote later raised to a first hermitage and the church and the convent of the order. The church was renewed in baroque with some the interesting paintings that cover all the interior. Of the gothic period it conserves the outer plan with his decorated canecillos, the tower that a oratory lodges and the precious chapel of Saint Lucia.

PITARQUE €“ VILLARLUENGO €“ THE GORGE OF BENATANDUZ €“ TRONCH“N

Pitarque

Pitarque

Route initiates in Pitarque, where crossing its streets we found the church of Santa Maria the Major, of promoted century XIX, already at so delayed time by the order of San Juan, that is constructed a house in the left side of the head of the church, communicating with this. Next, the way that leads to the Birth of the Pitarque River, one of the most beautiful places of the region. Crossing this way we will encounter the hermitage of the Virgin of the Rock and one old power plant. The way will be seen fully compensated when arriving at the Birth, a water upwelling between beautiful formation rocky. In Pitarque histories are numerous that speak to us of the actions of the €œmaquis€, that stood out by these places in years 40.

When leaving Pitarque we will take the highway in the direction of Ejulve to approach to contemplate a whim to us of the nature, the €œOrgans of Montoro€, name that receive by seeming the tubes of an organ. Geologic formation that surprises the visitor and where the scaling can be practiced.

We will approach to visit the locality of Villarluengo, where we will cross his

Villarluengo

Villarluengo

streets finding the parochial church of Ntra. Mrs of Asuncion, neoclassical invoice; the city council, of Aragonese style of centuries XVI and XVII, the Center of Environmental Interpretation and the Hispanic Goat in the Maestrazgo, a portal of the old wall and, to finish, to observe the precious and steep landscape that surrounds the locality from the €œBalcony of the Strangers€. In the neighborhood of Villarluengo there is numerous mas­as with fortified tower that dates from century XIV. It is worth the trouble to approach to know some them, for example Torre

Gorgue or Torre Montesanto, turned into inn, that is closely together of the locality and to

that it is possible to be acceded through footpaths.

We will visit Gorge of Benatanduz. Been becoming at the top of deep precipices, its small village extends by hills distributed in three districts in spite of its few inhabitants. Oldest practically it is vacated but in we can see a set made up of the imposing baroque parochial church making corner with the hospital of the poor men and the city council, with individual markets of arcs in his ground floor, both of century XVI. At the top of this district it was the old castle and by its environs it is not rare to find us with some wild goat.

We will return towards Villarluengo to turn aside itself towards Tronch³n. In the way we can observe the left another one mas­a with tower, Torre Piquer. Tronch³n, begun for its Artistic Historical joint declaration, lodges numerous buildings of interest: the Church that keep jealous altarpieces and paintings enough from quality, the town hall with its market of arcs and its prominent eaves of wood, the portal of the Val and the portal of San Miguel, the Rectorial house, the palace of Marqu©s de Valdeolivo, the house of Santo, the Monforte house, the dismal gothic jail and the new jail. Tronch³n deserves a visit stopped of all streets and a stroll towards some of its hermitages: Virgin of the Tremedal, Santa Ana and San Antonio.

PUERTOMINGALVO €“ MOSQUERUELA €“ THE IGLESUELA OF EL CID €“ CANTAVIEJA €“ MIRAMBEL €“ CUBA

The route begins in Puertomingalvo where it is possible to emphasize his historical helmet and in

Puertomingalvo

Puertomingalvo

he its city council of gothic style. In its old dungeons is the Center of Interpretation of the Castles. Also they are of interest the stone facades of ashlar masonry and eaves of some houses. As rest of the time of the recapture still are the castle and two towers.

Next we found Mosqueruela that still conserves rest of its old wall, towers and portals and where it is possible to emphasize the Church of Asuncion, the building of the hospital, the Palace of Rey Don Jaime or several family houses.

In the Iglesuela of the Historical Joint declared Cid Artistic, it will surprise us by his imposing palaces that or could comprise of the small village of any important Aragonese city, and that they serve to show the important one to be able economic of families as the Daud©n, Matutano, Gorse, Pebble, Santa Pau or Agramunt. Lacasa Matutano Daud©n, today turned into hospeder­a, is decorated with civil and religious baroque paintings that represent as ingrained traditions as the procession the hermitage of the Virgin of the Cid. But they also emphasize the tower of the Nublos and town hall, buildings that comprised of the old templario castle, the church of the Purification, the portal of San Pablo and,

Iglesuela of the Cid

Iglesuela of the Cid

to 6 km, the hermitage of the Virgin of the Cid. This total sanctuary of history, myths and legend in winch the Romance Virgin of the own Cid and to the Valiant one, rises from medieval time on an old town ­bero. Constructed in the middle of the XVI, it is decorated with precious altarpieces of the baroque period, and annexed to her it counts on several dependencies to lodge to rosemaries.

We will let Iglesuela to go to Cantavieja, that also counts on Artistic Historical joint declaration. In Cantavieja it emphasizes the structure and situation of its urban area, upon a mountain and surrounded by precipices, situation that to him its outstanding historical paper was worth. The porticada place is one of the most beautiful places of the Maestrazgo. It is formed by the church of Asuncion, of enormous dimensions, constructed in the baroque one according to the model of the basilica of the Pillar; the house of the Council, gothic origin and another also porticado building, probable administrative headquarters of the sanjuanista Bail­a that headed Cantavieja. Other monuments of interest we found in Cantavieja: the gothic church of San Miguel with an interesting tomb carved in alabaster, the rest of the castle and the walls, marries Zurita, Peralta house and rest of other noble houses of which they are the shields of the facades. It is essential to visit the Museum of the Wars Carlistas de Cantavieja where the main landmarks of this conflict in the region are explained.

We start off for Mirambel, €œa jewel between walls€. Its walled perimeter, the best one conserved of the province, is conserved perfectly and been necessary

Mirambel

Mirambel

to accede to its interior

by one of its five portals. Inside we found a calm town where it seems that the time has paused. It emphasizes the church of Santa Margarita, of century XVII, the rest of the castle, the portal and the convent of Augustinian and its well-known portal, the town hall, and other houses as Zurita house, Coastal the Pastor house and house or the Renaissance palaces called House Gorse and Castellot House. Mirambel surprises in each corner the visitor. It is a cinema scene, where fragments of €œEarth and Freedom€ have been rolled, €œIn arms of the mature Woman€ and the series €œMiddle-class€. Also it served as inspiration to the romantic universe of P­o Baroja at the home of century XX.

After leaving Mirambel we will go to Cuba, small locality in the provincial limit with Castell³n, where we can give a return by his streets and contemplate to the church of San Miguel and the town hall, both of century XVII, and the €œPellerich€, place that to us the form remembers of

to make justice at past times. Also of it is forced visits the Center of Interpretation of the Industry of Esparto, element that in the past gave to work to all the population deLa Cuba.

FOTANETE €“ VILLARROYA OF THE PINE GROVES €“ MIRAVETE OF MOUNTAIN RANGE €“ ALLEPUZ

When approaching to us Fortanete it will surprise the wealth to us of his pine groves, some of

Fortanete

Fortanete

better conserved of the region. The small village extends dominated in the stop by the old medieval and surrounded castle in the low part by the river. We will be able cross a river through one of the bridges better conserved of the province. In its streets we will already visit the town hall, Renaissance of the century XVI, that conserves in its low jail; and alongside the church of the Purification, finished in century XVII. Account with several houses pertaining to the local nobility: house of the Marquesses of Villasegura, marries of the Marquess and marries Dark-brown. The visit can finalize approaching the Center of Interpretation of the Pine groves, where it will be able to know something more on as it were until very little makes the form of traditional life of the inhabitants of the locality.

We continue towards Villarroya of the Pine groves, where when entering we found the beautiful factory of the hermitage of the Virgin of the Loreto. This type of hermitages is very common in the Region of the Maestrazgo. They are constructed in the baroque period and all repeats the same typology with front vestibule on columns and a single ship in the interior. In the old quarters, declared Joint Historical Artistic,

it emphasizes the church of Asuncion, gothic origin. Its head was reformed at the home of the XVII by Francisco Pe±a, eminent personality, that from

Villarroya of the Pine groves

Villarroya of the Pine groves

it cuts Vatican, commanded to also build by those dates, an enormous palace, the house Rock, that we can see next to the Guadalope river. The tower, separated totally of the church, is built on the rest of a tower of defense of the old castle. The streets of Villarroya surprise the visitor in each corner and evoke the past prosperous of the town. Examples of that one splendor are the town hall of century XVII, house Races, the old source

and the house of the Inquisition, century XVIII. Finally it agrees to visit the Center of Interpretation of the Order of San Juan of the Hospital upon the Maestrazgo, located in the jail of the century XVI that makes understand the importance us of the presence from the Middle Ages in the Maestrazgo of those monks soldiers.

We turned aside ourselves until the locality of Miravete of the Mountain range, small but charming. Begun for its Artistic Historical joint declaration. We can leave the car it go and to enter the town being cross a river by the bridge, probably constructed in century XVI. Thus we arrived at the place with the source, the market-pawl and the church dedicated to Ntra. Mrs Of Snows covered with primorosas groin vaults starred. At the top of the town it emphasizes the profile of the rock where the old castle was placed. It has been conserved in Miravete

Allepuz

Allepuz

only the term cross, of which they were placed in the majority of the towns of the region in the medieval period. It also honors the City council with vestibule porticado in the form of €œL€. On the daily life of the neighbors until it does relatively just a short time, we can see the furnace cook bread in front of the house of the annexed priest to the church and approach to us to visit the old mill where

they have installed panels and display cabinets that, along with the conserved machinery of the mill, conform the Center of Interpretation of the Cycle of the Bread.

We return towards Villarroya to go to Allepuz, in the end of our route. Allepuz, to I cheeped of a cut fort where it was its castle, shows the church to us of the Purification, of the century XVIII that surprises us by its amplitude with three ships of the same height on robust

pillars, the market-pawl, the hermitage of the Loreto, the century XVI and the Great house, transformed into Hospeder­a de Aragon. It is worth the trouble if it is time, to visit Sollavientos, old uninhabited that already appears in documents of medieval time surrounded by a smooth slope landscape next to the river of the same name.

ESTERCUEL €“ CONVENT OF THE OLIVE GROVE €“ ALCORISA €“ MAS OF THE BUSHES €“ THE CASTELLOTE VINES €“ JAGANTA OIL MILL

We initiate the route in Estercuel where we found as element differentiator the Monastery of the Olive grove, unique inhabited in the province of Teruel, hospeder­a at the moment monkish. One is to 3 km of Estercuel, in the heat of nature.

Alcorisa

Alcorisa

it deals with an architecture building classicist that was constructed in centuries XVI and XVII. In the neighborhood of the Monastery we found open-cast mines as those of Estercuel, the Mases and Pinares de Crivill©n.

Following by the N-211 we will give with Alcorisa, where it is possible to emphasize the parochial church and the deposit of the Cabezo of the Guard of time ­bera declared both Bien de Inter©s Cultural. This locality belongs in addition to the Route to the Drum and the Big drum and in her is located a Center of Interpretation dedicated to the Easter.

Next we will arrive at But from Matas where the most notable element is the monumental tower of its parochial church. Also a exhibition of contemporary art and archaeology can be visited.

We will cross Aguaviva, to direct us to the Vines of Castellote a small locality with enchantment. To very little kilometers of the same of it is forced visits the Oil mill of Jaganta, old oil mill recovering and opened to the public.

GALVE €“ POWER GROUPS €“ GORSE €“ JARQUE HINOJOSA

Entering by the N-420 we found in the first place Galve, that it emphasizes by his

Galve

Galve

paleontological findings gathered good part of them in a museum dedicated to paleontology. Also it is located in this locality one of the Sub-offices of Din³polis, Legendark.

The following town to emphasize is Power groups by its castle, its aqueduct and the hermitage of the Virgin of the Field, of Mudejar style (historical-artistic monument).

We continue wagon until giving with Gorse, town of great mining trajectory, shows of it is its Center of Interpretation of the mining that we found in the District of Santa Barbara. Also they emphasize in this municipality the sanctuary of the Virgin of the Bramble, its medieval castle and its Geologic Park.

Following the wagon North direction, we found Hinojosa de Jarque, outstanding locality by its Sculptural Park, exhibition denominated €œTo the memory of the towns€ that it consists of 25 sculptures integrated in the municipality with much naturalness.

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