Often referred to as “a jewel within the walls”, the village of Mirambel is included in the list of “Most Beautiful Villages of Spain”, is a Historic-Artistic Site and was awarded the Europa Nostra prize.
The beauty of Mirambel
Its walled enclosure is one of the best preserved in the province of Teruel. It has managed to preserve the five gates that have survived to the present day, the four towers and the castle-palace, which has interesting Templar and San Juan phases.
You can also find the best set of manor houses of the Modern Age in the region. The mansions of the Aliaga and Castellot families stand out above the rest , with no detract from that of the Julianes or the Barceló family . Not to mention the stone houses with excellent ironwork and carpentry. Other remarkable buildings in the town are the Casas Consistoriales, with its typical corner market, the Convent of the Augustinian Nuns, which includes the Church of Santa Catalina and the famous latticework of the Portal de las Monjas, as well as the Church of Santa Margarita.
Secrets of the Village
Mirambel has been an inspiration to many artists and writers. In 1931 Pio Baroja wrote “La venta de Mirambel” with the stories and legends he collected during his stay in the village. Something similar happened with Antón García Abril, who found inspiration in the municipality to compose his piano piece “Preludios de Mirambel”. If you want to listen to this piece, here is the link. The world of cinema has also been attracted to this small town, in 1986 the locality was transformed for the first time in a set to shoot several scenes of the series “Clase Media”. This film stars Charo Lopez, Antonio Resines and Antonio Ferrandiz. Ten years later, scenes of “En Brazos de una mujer madura” were filmed at the Torre de Santana hermitage, a farmhouse located in the municipality. Finally, he achieved great notoriety with “Tierra y Libertad” (1994). This film transformed Mirambel during the month and a half that the filming lasted, leaving a great mark on all its inhabitants. Nowadays, the scenes of the film can be visited thanks to a route.
If you want to visit the interior of any of these buildings, contact the Mirambel Tourist Office.