NOT TO BE MISSED
The Castle and the Church of Nuestra Señora del Loreto
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
Water hiking trail – go to page
Sendero de Puntos Singulares hiking trail – go to page
Route of Amanaderos – go to page
Alto de la Molina hiking trail – go to page
How to get there?
It is 21.4 kilometres south of Teruel, on the local road from Villaspesa (TE-V-6014) in the direction of Camarena. See map
Mountains of Cerro Estepar.
Hills of Cerro Simón Morrón.
Fountain of Los Baños.
Fountain of Catalán.
Cerretico de la Horca.
Circular circuit: Riodeva, Cascante del Río, Valacloche and Cubla.
HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE
Ruins of the 13th century castle. Situated on a rocky elevation on the banks of the River Camarena. Three of its towers and part of the masonry wall still stand out from the ruins.
The Church of Nuestra Señora de Loreto is a temple built in the 18th century, with a nave covered with a half-barrel vault with lunettes. The main chapel is decorated with stuccoes with vegetal motifs and seraphim heads. The tower is made up of four sections, the lower three of which are square, the first of which is made of masonry and the next two of brick, with an opening on each side. The top section is octagonal in shape.
FESTIVALS AND TRADITIONS
Santa Quiteria, 22nd May. A procession is held and blessed bread and wine are distributed.
Virgen del Loreto, 10 December (celebrated around 20 August).
Legends: It is said that a long time ago, the village was on the other side of the river, but the processionary disease attacked the pine trees and contaminated the water, which is why the people who drank the water became ill. So they decided to move to the place where Valacloche is now.