NOT TO BE MISSED
The Castle and the old bell tower.
Complement your visit with:
At your way:
The noise of the silence – go to page
History on the Rock – go to page
Torrelacárcel/Singra, Búnker Cabezo Alto – go to page
Torrelacárcel, Forts – go to page
Hiking trail through Barranco de la Hoz (Aguatón) – go to page
Hiking trail through Sierra Palomera (Torremocha) – go to page
Hiking trail of the Barranco Cardoso (Almohaja) – go to page
Altitude: 974 m.
Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, the “Cid”, passed through Alba, as a witness to which was one of the castles in the region, a construction built before the 14th century to defend the area against attacks by Castilian troops in the War of the Two Peters. It was restored and enlarged around 1350.
How to get there?
It is 38 kilometres from Teruel on the N-234 or the A23, turning off the local road at Santa Eulalia. See Map. See Map
Fauna: The rich landscape of the municipality of Alba and its relief make it an ideal terrain for small game hunting; hare, rabbit, quail and partridge predominate. Nowadays, deer and roe deer can also be found.
Los Castillejos, remains of an Iberian settlement.
HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
The Castle, one of the few remaining in the Jiloca Valley. Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, the “Cid”, passed through Alba. Built before the 14th century, restored and enlarged around 1350, it was erected to defend the area against attacks by Castilian troops in the War of the Two Peters.
The old bell tower and the remains of the church.
Church of the Invención de la Santa Cruz, built around 1704. It stands out for the pieces of gold and silver work it houses.
The Hermitage of La Purísima, from the 18th century.
The Hermitage of the Virgin of Mora.
The Hermitage of Santa Bárbara.
The Hermitage of San Cristóbal.
Estebanel House built in 1562.
Iron Age, Iberian and Roman sites
Roman settlement “El Villarejo”. They are in ruins.
Anciente settlement “El Gallel”. There are hardly any remains left.
Salinas. Remains of constructions from the old saltworks.
FESTIVALS AND TRADITIONS
The patron saints of Alba are San Cristobal and the Virgen de Mora.
El Trairo. A popular dance that is danced by the young people during the fiestas
Los Mayos. Held on 30 April. The young men sing different rhymes to the girls to honour them. A parade is held for the girls who are going to get married that year. The arrival of spring is celebrated.
On the Sunday closest to the 1st of May, the Patron Saint Festivities are held in honour of San Cristóbal, the Virgen de Mora and the Invention of the Cross.