Throughout the last 10 years, Spain has expanded its enviable network of motorways and high-speed rail. The unique and wonderful, but isolated, Province of Teruel has lobbied for its inclusion in the New Spain under the battle-cry: ‘Teruel Exists!’. This cry has yet to be answered; perhaps visitors and lovers of Teruel are not too concerned as its status as one of Spain’s last wildernesses remains unthreatened.
The Province of Teruel lies between Cuenca and the Mediterranean coast around Valencia. It is landlocked, mountainous, outrageously picturesque and full of charming towns and villages. It is under-populated, barely visited by tourists and an ideal location to experience still ‘The Real Spain’.
This tour explores many of the corners of this fascinating Province. In a recent series of articles, the Spanish daily ‘El Pais’ identified the Most Beautiful Villages in Spain. No fewer than four of the top twenty are in Teruel. We visit all of them.