The Backstreets of Albarracín Teruel, Spain

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A small mountain village in the north-east of Spain with Celtic, Roman, Arabic, Christian and Visigoth influences, and now a proposed World Heritage Site.

Opinions are split when it comes to the origins of this village’s name. Some believe it comes from “Aben Razin” a surname of Arabic origin. Others claim it derives from the combination of the Celtic word for mountain, “alb” and vineyard or grape, “ragin”.

It’s full of interesting sites, a castle, a cathedral and a fortified wall up on the hill (to name only a few). I zipped these pretty quickly; I spent my time wandering around the backstreets. It here where you’ll come across the “Casa de la Julianeta”, a curiously constructed house, emblematic of the village’s architecture.

I only spent a few precious hours here one sunny November afternoon, but I’m definitely going back.

http://www.albarracin.org/

written by bensozia on 2010-05-28 in #world #locations #visigoth #backstreets #arabic #wall #mountains #world-heritage-site #fortifications #spain #christian #architecture #horizon-perfekt #roman #albarracin #red #berber #celtic

4 Comments

  1. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    ¡¡ Desde Mongolia a Albacete !!
    Me gustan mucho tus localizaciones. Sobre todo, con el complemento ideal de tus imágenes ... ¡¡ Felicidades !!

  2. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    One day, I'll visit Andalucia !

  3. bensozia
    bensozia ·

    Muchas gracias chicos. Pero siento comunicaros que no está ni en Albacete, ni en Andalucia, sino en ARAGÓN! Jjajajajajaja/// Thanks very much guys. But, I'm afraid it's not in Albacete or Andalusia. It's in ARAGON! hahahaha...

  4. jelga
    jelga ·

    ha!
    la familia de mi padre viene de al lado de albarracín!! so funny to see it in lomolocations ;)

    a visit not to be missed!!!
    great photos!!

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