NOT TO BE MISSED
Complement your visit with:
At your way:
From water to sulphur – go to page
Between watercourses and hiding places – go to page
Just one step away – go to page
Villel, Fortines del Plano – go to page
Sendero del Agua – go to page
Sendero de Puntos Singulares – go to page
Sendero Alto de la Molina – go to page
Amanaderos Route – go to page
Altitude: 1.088 m.
How to get there?
18.5 kilometres from Teruel by local road in the direction of Villaspesa (TE-V-6014). See Map
Hontanar, Barranco Aguas and Fuentecillas springs.
La Cañada stream.
Sabinas del Puerto Escandón.
Foothills in the Sierra de Camarena.
La Hoz Ravine.
Pedro Martín Fountain.
La Señora Fountain.
El Hocino Fountain.
Fountain of the Plaza.
Hill of Cueva Quemada.
Sport hunting preserve.
HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Church of the Assumption of the Virgin, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC) by Resolution of 2 February 2001 (BOA 5/3/2001). Built in the 16th century, Gothic Renaissance style. It has a single floor plan with chapels between buttresses and a polygonal chancel. It has a star-shaped ribbed vault roof with a complicated central wheel scheme. The Mudejar influence is evident in its brick eaves. The tower is made up of four sections, the lower three of which are square in plan and made of masonry, while the upper, octagonal section is a later addition.
Hermitage of the Purísima Concepción. Construction in ruins.
Chapel of San Cristóbal. Construction in ruins located on the hill to which it gives its name.
Santo Domingo Chapel. 15th century. XV, construction of a single quadrangular nave, masonry and gabled roof. It is in ruins.
Hermitage of Loreto, 17th century, located on a hillside near the village. It is a masonry building with a star-shaped ribbed vault on the inside and a gabled roof on the outside. It is preceded by an atrium on brick pillars.
The inhabitants of the municipality made a small rhyme to remember the location of its hermitages, which reads: “Santo Domingo on the top, San Cristóbal on a strut, the Purísima on the slope, and Loreto in the canal”.
There are two stately houses from the 19th century, one located in the Plaza de Alfonso Torán and the other in Calle José Torán.
Laundry, 19th century, whitewashed masonry construction, rectangular in plan and with a hipped roof.
FESTIVALS AND TRADITIONS
Santa Quiteria, 22 de mayo. A pilgrimage is held and bread is blessed
San Lamberto, 19 de junio. Pastries are distributed.
Virgen de la Asunción, San Joaquín, San Roque y Santa Bárbara, 15, 16 y 17 de agosto.
San Miguel, 29 de septiembre.
BROTHERHOOD OF CONFRATERNITY
The purpose of the brotherhood was the pious act of burying the dead. The whole village belonged to it. When a brotherhood member died, there were two people who gave notice from house to house. The burial had to be made by the two neighbours of the deceased, those of the house before and after. A member of the brotherhood had the key to the cemetery throughout the year. On the first Sunday in October, the brotherhood would draw up the accounts for the year and hand over the key to the cemetery to the two people in charge for the following year. On that first Sunday in October, all the members of the brotherhood met for a brotherhood meal. The meal consisted of: Roast meat, rice with sugar and blood with parsley. This last one was called “salsilla”.
Nowadays the only activity of the brotherhood is to collect money for the candles of the deceased.
PAYING FOR THE BLANKET
When a young man from outside the village married a girl from Cubla, the groom paid for the blanket. This consisted of the groom paying for the drinks for all the young men in the village. A time was agreed upon and, when they were all together, the groom paid for the drinks that each waiter consumed.
In order that each farmer could have meat during the days of the harvest, they devised a method to equalize their consumption. Each farmer gave an old sheep and they went to graze in a place called “la redonda”, which included the stubble and fallow land where there was the best grass. A neighbour would be sought out to sell the meat and each of those who had brought meat would go there to collect it. At the end of the season, they counted what each neighbour consumed and at the end of the season, they did the accounts; the one who had consumed less meat than he had contributed was paid for the missing kilos and, if he consumed more, he had to pay the difference.