NOT TO BE MISSED
Complement your visit with:
At your way:
The path of the cold – go to page
Just one step away – go to page
Corbalán, Cerro Pino Redondo – go to page
Corbalán, Búnker Alto de la Torana – go to page
Corbalán, Cabigordo Trenches – go to page
El Pobo, Castelfrío Fortifications – go to page
El Pobo, Hoyalta Shelters – go to page
El Pobo, La Corraliza Slope – go to page
Escorihuela, Portachuelo Trenches – go to page
Path of the source of the river Mijares (Cedrillas) – go to page
How to get there?
It is 14 km from Teruel on the A-226. See Map
Cabigordo Pass 1,600 m. It is catalogued as a singular enclave of flora in the province of Teruel.
The Corbalán ravine. Singular forest. It is a deep canyon excavated in limestone, it has walls of more than 30 metres and is covered by a large mass of trees. As we descend in height, the vegetation varies from black pine to sessile pine and black juniper.
La Hoz ravine.
Covered with sessile pine, whose main element is the sessile pine.
Umbría del Gayuboso. A unique forest that extends as far as Peralejos. This is a shady slope at the head of the Gayuboso ravine.
Yesares de Tortajada (L.I.C) In Los Yesares and Laguna de Tortajada, the predominant landscape is of shrub formations in the gypsiferous areas, with species such as albada (Gypsophila hispanica), asnallo (Ononis tridentata) and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). In other areas there is Quercus rotundifolia woodland mixed with gall oaks and junipers. In the most degraded areas the species are gorse and thyme.
Sabinares del puerto Escandón. 11606 ha, in the municipalities of Teruel, Cubla, Corbalán, Camarena de la Sierra, Puebla de Valverde, Formiche Alto, and El Castellar.
Route of the Baronía de Escriche (Teruel-Corbalán) 23 km approximately. It begins in Dinópolis where we start the PR-TE-8 route, until we reach the Barony of Escriche. We continue along the PR.TE-34 to the road that we cross to reach Corbalán.
Path of the Barranco de la Hoz Ravine (Teruel-Corbalán) 23 km approximately. This is a local, linear, one-way footpath that runs through the northern half of the municipality of Corbalán, following the course of the Barranco de Corbalán ravine, a tributary of the Alfambra. It starts at the square of Corbalán, arriving at the so-called Mirador del Alto de los Castillejos or Mirador Barranco de la Hoz, to return to the municipality. It has a total length of 8 km (round trip) to be done on foot or on foot in about 3 hours, with a positive difference in altitude of about 71 m and a low degree of difficulty, accessible to everyone.
Path of the Baronía de Escriche This is a linear route (outward and return) and bi-directional, 6 km long, with an approximate travel time of 2 hours (4 hours outward and return) and 385 m. of ascent and 330 m. of descent. This PR (PR-TE-34) is signposted and approved (included in the PR network of Aragon) and can be considered a route of medium difficulty. This route can be done by bicycle, with high difficulty in some sections.
HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Church of San Pedro, Gothic-Renaissance, with an inscription on its façade dating from 1953 and a high bell tower.
Hermitage of the Virgen del Castillo, Gothic-Mudejar style, from the 15th century, which is a good vantage point.
Hermitage of San Antonio, from the 18th century with a small portico.
Hermitage of San Pedro Apostol, 1593. Single nave plan, with chapels in the buttresses. It is covered with a star-shaped ribbed vault. The façade has two sections, the lower one with a semicircular arch between columns and the upper one with three niches topped by a pediment and pyramids.
Baronía de Escriche, one of the most emblematic Renaissance palaces in the province, surrounded by a beautiful landscape with abundant pine woods and meadows.
The Big House is the nucleus of an ancient settlement, the village of Escriche, made up of several farmhouses in addition to the main house. It is located about 7 kilometres from Corbalán. It joined Corbalán in the 70s of the 20th century. The Casa Grande, also known as the palace of the Baron of Escriche, was the capital of the municipality. It is a complex made up of the Casa Grande, the church of San Bartolomé, auxiliary houses, haystacks and cemetery.
The most outstanding feature of the complex is the palace house, a Renaissance building in the Aragonese style, built in the 16th century. It has three floors, the ground floor was used for servants’ quarters, stables and prison. The first or noble floor contained the quarters of the Lord of Escriche and his servants. This floor was accessed by a monumental staircase divided into two wings, maintaining the previous division between lord and servants. In the part of the lord’s quarters, there are mural paintings that have recently been restored. The third floor was occupied by granaries
The Town Hall has a market with three semicircular arches and simple openings of different sizes on the upper floor. Its half-round eaves stand out.
Civil War bunker. Located in Alta La Torana, next to the road from Corbalán to Cantavieja. One of the best preserved fortifications, it is a circular casemate with thick walls.
Peirón of the Nuestra Señora del Carmen, 20th century. The image is made of white marble. It was erected in 1979 on the site of the Loreto hermitage, which was demolished.
FESTIVALS AND TRADITIONS
15th May. The village is blessed from the ruins of the castle, where people come with crosses, holy water and incense.
Festivities of San Antonio, 13 June.
Festivities in honour of the Virgen del Castillo. Last weekend in August. A floral offering is made to the Virgin and verses of the “gozos” are sung. On another day, San Bartolomé is celebrated and on Monday the hermitages of San Antonio and the Virgen del Castillo are visited.
The patron saint festivities take place on the third Sunday in October, in honour of Nuestra Señora del Castillo, San Antonio de Padua and El Santísimo. A floral offering is made to the Virgen del Castillo.