NOT TO BE MISSED
Village belonging to Parque Cultural del Chopo Cabecero.
Complement your visit with:
At your way:
The path of the cold – go to page
Large scale – go to page
El Pobo, La Corraliza slope – go to page
El Pobo, Castelfrío Fortifications – go to page
El Pobo, Hoyalta Shelters – go to page
Corbalán, Búnker Alto de la Torana – go to page
Corbalán, Cabigordo Trenches – go to page
Corbalán, Cerro Pino Redondo – go to page
Route of the Virgen del Campo PR- TE 51 (Galve- Jorcas) – go to page
Path of the source of the river Mijares (Cedrillas) – go to page
Path of the Barranco de la Hoz (Corbalán) – go to page
Altitude: 1.357 m.
Demonym: Zoquero/a. The inhabitants of Jorcas are known by the nickname “zoqueros” rather than “jorquinos”. This is due to the great popular tradition in the village of using this type of footwear, the clogs.
How to get there?
We arrive at Jorcas on the A-226, we turn off one kilometre before reaching Allepuz on the A-228. Jorcas is 59 km from Teruel. See map
Jorcas is located in the valley of Regajo and is made up of different neighbourhoods:
Barrio Bajo, located at the entrance to the village from the Aguilar and Ababuj roads.
Barrio las Peñas Royas, located to the north-east of the Plaza Mayor, facing south.
Barrio Central, comprising the Plaza Mayor and the closest part of the Calle Mayor.
Barrio San José, located in the extreme south-east.
Barrio del Castillo located around the castle.
Barrio de la Pedriza, or La Rambla, in the Rambla ravine.
El Molino, late 16th or early 17th century. It is currently in ruins.
El Vispe Cave. Next to the town centre of Jorcas. Its accessibility is not good, and it has abundant vegetation on the outside and is full of sediments.
Cueva de San José y Santa María, also known as Cueva la Zorra. It is very close to the hermitage of San José.
La Umbría cave. Located to the right of the road from Allepuz to Jorcas.
Celtiberian site in the park of La Muela.
Route of the Virgen del Campo, PR TE-51. Leaving from Jorcas to the hermitage of the Virgen del Campo in Galve. 27 kilometres in total.
Route of the Camino Real, PR TE-45. It starts in the municipality of Jorcas and goes as far as Cedrillas. It passes through Ababuj, El Pobo and Monteagudo del Castillo. It is 21 kilometres long.
Los Miradores route
HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, from the 16th century in Gothic-Renaissance style (Levantine Gothic). It has a single nave with side chapels and a polygonal chancel. The vault has a star-shaped ribbed vault and the façade is one of the most beautiful in the province in the Mannerist style.
Hermitage of Santa Águeda, from the 18th century, in Baroque style with an atrium and curious fresco paintings inside. It has a nave covered with a dome.
Hermitage of San José, in which the bas-reliefs stand out. It was built in masonry and stonework with a single nave covered with a vaulted ceiling, with the theatrical images of the Holy Family and the Adoration of the Shepherds.
Castle of Jorcas. Pre-dates the 13th century.
Town Hall with its market. XVIIIth century. Two-storey building with a double-sloped roof. On the main façade is the Lonja, formed by three lowered arches supported by three cylindrical columns. On the upper floor there are two windows and two lintelled balconies.
Peirón de la Virgen del Pilar. With a column topped in brick and a wrought iron cross, it is dedicated to the Virgen del Pilar.
Traditional architecture, with large stone and wooden houses, and maintains constructions linked to traditional life such as the Gamellón Fountain with its trough, the washing place, the mill and the peirons.
FESTIVALS AND TRADITIONS
Legends: Apparition of the Virgin to the children taking communion that same year, 1958, in the Cave of San José.
Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Roque on 15 and 16 August.
San Pedro Mártir on 29 April and Santa Águeda with a pilgrimage to the hermitage.