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Weekend 1

Beautiful and magical villages: Cantavieja – Fortanete – La Iglesuela del Cid – Mirambel

For this first weekend, we propose to visit the beautiful villages of Cantavieja and Mirambel, and the magical villages of Fortanete and La Iglesuela del Cid.

Day 1

On the first day, we recommend starting with Cantavieja, declared a historic-artistic site, making the guided tour, in addition to walking through its stately streets and its beautiful arcaded square, access to the interior of places of interest such as the Church of the Assumption, the Church of San Miguel, the town hall and the Calvary. You can also get to know the bell tower and the refrigerator by asking at the Tourist Office. There you will also find the Museum of the Carlist Wars, which you cannot miss. If you have time, walk along the path that borders part of the town, from where you can enjoy beautiful views of the rock.

In the afternoon we recommend a visit to Fortaneteknown as the hidden jewel of Maestrazgo, 18 km from Cantavieja. This village hides beautiful buildings such as the Church of the Purification, the town hall or the house of the Loras, in addition to the curious place of the orchards. We recommend a walk along the circular path of the “Vuelta a las ermitas” to get an idea of the natural heritage of the town. You can also take the guided tour by contacting the Tourist Office.

Day 2

For the second day we propose to visit La Iglesuela del Cid, declared a historic-artistic site. It is ideal to do it with a guided tour to access the interior of the Church of the Purification, the imposing Aliaga House, the old dungeon, and the Hospedería. If you want to know more about the history of the town, please contact the Tourist Office to visit the hermitage of the Virgen del Cid and the Ibero-Roman archaeological site.

And you can not leave without doing the Ruta de la Piedra Seca (Dry Stone Route), of about 7 kms, or the interpreted hiking trails that are offered in season at the Office.

In the afternoon you can visit the jewel between the walls, as it is known Mirambel, 23 km from Iglesuela. The town is a historic-artistic site and has been awarded the Europa Nostra prize for heritage conservation. Its walled enclosure is one of the best preserved in the province of Teruel. Discover all its nooks and crannies with the guided tour which will also take you to the Convent of the Augustinian Nuns, an essential visit. And if you like movies, Ken Loach’s Tierra y Libertad (Land and Freedom) was filmed in Mirambel, and you can get to know its scenery thanks to this route.

If you still have time left on either of the two days, you can go to La Cuba where the Church of San Miguel Arcángel, the refrigerator and the curious Pellerich are worth a visit. You can also learn about the old esparto grass industry in which the population was employed in the past, in the Interpretation Center.