AIE Valencia Tour Services 2018
ESV40531444 / CV-Mm2180-V
C/ de la Sangre, 7 – 10C
46002 Valencia / Spain
+34 961 812 773
Frontier lands: lost between the mountains and time.
We will start our adventure and travel in time. We will relive distant times in which Moorish and Christian peoples coexisted and fought on the frontier. You will get to know the thrilling and tragic story of the Lovers of Teruel: an authentic Spanish love tale which happened 350 years before Shakespeare wrote Romeo & Juliet. We will discover the Mudéjar architecture which is World Heritage and the fruit of the meeting of civilizations in Teruel.
Hidden among the mountains, we will storm the defiant walled town of Albarracín; majestic, proud and independent. This is without a doubt one of the most beautiful villages in Europe. Erected on a rock and protected by a river, it offers a portal into another time.
It is recommended to be 10 minutes before the departure time at each pick up point.
Whether you are an image hunter, a lover of the outdoors or passionate about history; this tour offers you unique experiences. You can let your imagination fly and feel transported to another time. A time in which two civilizations fight each other, coexist and merge. Welcome to the Mudéjar route!
Carrer de Xátiva, nº 11 – Xátiva Metro Stop –
Lets go! We leave Valencia, towards the North following the coast to Sagunto. We will cross the vegetable fields that supplies products to the Central Market. Probably you have already tasted the typical drink from these land. Take a glimpse of Sagunto’s castle. Then, we will continue climbing up into the mountains until we reach the plateau. Did you know that Spain is the second highest and mountainous country in Europe … After Switzerland! Afterwards, we will cross the flat lands of where wheat and cereals are grown. Soon we will arrive in the city of Teruel which is our first stop.
Free time for a coffee or a snack in the old city center.
We will follow in the footprints of the Lovers of Teruel through the narrow streets inside the walled city of the seven gates. Admire the Mudejar architecture buildings of the city, declared as World Heritage in 1986 by UNESCO. We will tell you legends and stories about the foundation of this city in the cold an inhospitable terrain.
We will make a quick and surprising trip in time. Going up the Guadalaviar river, we will pass by modern aircrafts resting in an airport with many stories to tell and try to make out a long and mysterious Roman aqueduct. And, at the end of our trip we will reach Albarracín, the medieval capital.
First insight of one of the Europe’s most beautiful villages…
We will have a time to rest and to gather strength before conquering this place. In Albarracín you will find many options for meals or you can also have a picnic by the river in the park, at the foot of such a grand monument.
Capture the best images, in one of the most beautiful villages in Europe. Very few know of its existence … Imagine how life could have been in a town like this in the days of El Cid. This place will be fixed in your memory, your photos will occupy a very special place in your logbook.
Free time to explore the village and its secrets on your own.
After an intense day, we will return to Valencia. From this day you can affirm and assure those who don’t believe it. Teruel exists!