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The Sanctuary of Peñalba.


Complement your visit with:



From Water to Sulphur – go to page

Between watercourses and hiding places – go to page

Just one step away – go to page

Go with the flow – go to page


Villel, Fortines del Plano – go to page


Sendero del Agua – 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


Villastar is a town where you can enjoy one of the most beautiful Sierras in the Province of Teruel, the Sierra de Javalambre, and the privileged views over the fertile plain of the river Turia.

Inhabitants: 505
Altitude: 867 m.
Demonym: Villastarense

How to get there?

It is 10 kilometres from Teruel, on the N-330, next to the River Turia. See map


Landscapes on the banks of the River Turia.

Javalambre mountain range.


Peñalba Sanctuary hiking trail



Church of Santa Engracia, 18th century, Baroque style. The church has three covered naves, the central one with a half barrel vault with lunettes and the lateral ones with groin vault. The tower has a first section of stonework and a second octagonal section made of brick.

Hermitage of San Antonio, 18th century, popular style. Hermitage with a nave and a hipped roof. Made of masonry, it has a whitewashed façade. The primitive atrium is partitioned and has a belfry at the top.

The defensive tower, probably from the 13th century (private property). Located three kilometres from the village and integrated into a farmhouse, it is a brick and rammed earth construction, crowned by battlements.

Celtic sanctuary at Peñalba where several stone engravings have been preserved. There is an inscription from the 1st century BC, which refers to a country festival dedicated to Lugus, the god Pancelta.

A 20th century mansion, a house located next to the road with one of the gable façades, and with a small dovecote on the roof. The façade is made of stone and rendered after restoration. It is decorated in all its openings. During the Civil War it was a military barracks.


San Antón, 16th January, with the traditional bonfires.

Santa Engracia and Santo Cristo del Consuelo, at the beginning of May. These are the patron saint festivals.

San Joaquín and San Roque, at the end of August. (On the day of San Roque there is the typical Baile del Chuzo and de la Bandera).