Activities in Teruel - Sercotel Hotel Torico Plaza
Dinópolis renews one of its most valued shows by visitors ...
Dinópolis returns to the Jurassic Period!

Dinópolis renews one of its most valued shows by visitors to the park without losing its roots or essence, since the main actor of the park is still an Tyrannosaurus rex animatronic that recreates with amazing precision the movements of this dinosaur, but at the same time, it It has managed to strengthen its presence on stage with innovative lighting, which provides it with new colors and textures unseen until now. In addition to this lighting, there is a laborious work of designing images that last more than 15 minutes of projection effects on an 300 m² area, perfectly assembled to the scenographic space of said show, thanks to the incorporation of video mapping. Also and due to the large amount of surface to be covered, its been necessary to install a laser projector with a high light output (18,000 lux) as well as a motorized lens in wide angle format, achieving spectacular projection quality. All this accompanied by the complete renovation of the sound system, incorporating new audios, music and effects creating a new setting and scenery as a whole.

Proposed as a candidate to be declared a World Heritage ...
Come visit Albarracín!

Proposed as a candidate to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Albarracín is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful and authentic villages in Spain. Its historical and cultural heritage make Albarracín a destination that must be visited at least once in a lifetime. Its medieval theme takes us back to the past and its imposing century-old buildings show us the long and rich history of this town, considered as a National Monument since 1961. In addition, in Albarracín you can find almost anything. You can stroll through the streets of the town with one of its guided tours, the best way to get to know the city and a must visit to the Walls, where the best views of Albarracín are. Not only can we find historical heritage, but also a spectacular natural heritage: the Pinares de Rodeno and its cave paintings, the Molino San Pedro waterfall, the Rio Guadalaviar Trail and the Calomarde Route are just some of the examples of places to visit in Albarracín. Discover and enjoy the secrets of one of the most beautiful and historically rich villages in Spain. Also, take the opportunity to visit Rubielos de Mora and Mora de Rubielos, two towns of similar name just about 45 minutes from the hotel and worth visiting, being the first of these also one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.

Few cities in Spain can feel as proud as Teruel ...
Teruel throws open its doors to you

Few cities in Spain can feel as proud as Teruel in terms of cultural heritage. In this remakable city we can find a wide range of tourist and cultural propositions. Teruel Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of Santa María de Mediavilla is one of the most characteristic buildings of the Mudejar style in Spain, and one of the few Spanish cathedrals, along with that of Tarazona, built in this style. The tower of the church of El Salvador de Teruel is a building of the Aragonese Mudejar of Spain listed in 1986 as a World Heritage Site that was erected during the splendor of the kingdom of Aragon in the fourteenth century. The church of San Pedro, also another construction of the Mudejar style, stands out for its bell tower and one of its side chapels, where it is said that the Lovers of Teruel, one of the legendary Turolenses stories that tells the tragic story of two lovers. Finally, Teruel also stands out for its modernist facades, one of the outstanding symbols of Turolense culture. This architectural and artistic movement is perfectly reflected in three buildings traditionally known as Casa Ferrán, La Madrileña and El Torico, which were built between 1910 and 1912.

Teruel's Cathedral is one of the most characteristic Mudejar ...
Visit the Cathedral of Teruel

Teruel's Cathedral is one of the most characteristic Mudejar buildings in Spain, and one of the few Spanish cathedrals, along with that of Tarazona, built in this style. The cathedral has its origin in the church of Santa María de Mediavilla, which was built in 1171 in Romanesque style and was completed with the erection of the Mudejar tower in 1257. In the second half of the thirteenth century, the Moorish craftsman Juzaff, restructuring the old Romanesque work and endows the building with three Mudejar masonry and brick buildings, which improve and elevate the Romanesque structure of the 12th century. Particularly noteworthy is the Mudejar tower, which began construction in 1257, being one of the oldest Mudejar towers in Spain. It is square and has three bodies profusely decorated with glazed tiles and glazed ceramics, finished in the form of an octagonal lantern from the 17th century. Teruel Cathedral preserves movable assets of great relevance such as the main altarpiece, a work dated between 1532 and 1536 by the prestigious Renaissance sculptor Gabriel Joly dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin. There are numerous altarpieces that contain as well as paintings, most of the seventeenth and eighteenth century and among which a table that represents the Virgin and the child of the late sixteenth century. It is also worth mentioning various pieces and liturgical furniture such as custodians, boxes, crosses, busts, copones and censer of different materials and periods. Without doubt two of its most admirable elements are the gate and the choir stalls, made in the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries respectively.

The city of Teruel has several buildings built in the ...
The modernist facades

The city of Teruel has several buildings built in the modernist style, or at least, its ornate and characteristic facades. Pablo Monguió is the architect par excellence of Turolense modernism. Born in Tarragona in 1865, he developed a splendid career in our city. Monguió's works in Teruel are numerous. Some are perfectly documented, such as Casa Ferrán, La Madrileña or El Torico. Others, due to the lack of documentation, are attributed to it. As with the Escriche House, the Bayo House or the Pharmacy House. Other works of Pablo Monguió are the Schools of the Arrabal or the church of El Salvador in Villaspesa. The southern door of the Cathedral will be your most beautiful Neomudéjar contribution. In Modernism, structural and ornamental elements are inspired by plant motifs. Curved shapes predominate. Materials such as brick and tiles that had fallen into disuse reappear. Recover for its decoration works of artistic forging. In this imaginative and suggestive style, the decorative and the functional merge in perfect association. They are also of great interest, in addition to the aforementioned, a series of buildings from the first third of the twentieth century, some modernists, some historicists, others neomudéjares and others with a mixture of these inspirations, but all of them representative of an era.

Legend has it that there was in Teruel a young ...
Love and tragedy

Legend has it that there was in Teruel a young couple named Diego de Marcilla and Isabel de Segura, who fell deeply in love. To marry, Isabel's father asked for a great dowry, which Diego could not afford. To win her hand, he traveled through Spain to gain riches and after five years without knowing anything about him, Isabel believed him dead and soon married another man. But on the same wedding night, Diego returned and slipped into Isabel's room and asked for a last kiss, as he was dying. She denied it, because she did not want to wrong her husband. He insisted, but she rejected him again, and he died moments later. Isabel woke her husband and explained the situation and agreed to bury the young Diego the next morning. Isabel approached Diego's body and kissed him so hard that the girl died on the spot. With such an image, the two lovers were buried together so they could rest in peace. This fantastic legend is the story behind the Mausoleum of Lovers, one of the most emblematic places in all of Teruel.

The tower of the church of El Salvador de Teruel ...
The Mudéjar Tower

The tower of the church of El Salvador de Teruel is a building of the Aragonese Mudejar of Spain listed in 1986 as a World Heritage Site.It was erected during the splendor of the kingdom of Aragon in the fourteenth century, when the Muslim population still lived in the city thanks to the fueros of Alfonso II. It begins on the street of El Salvador, which runs under it using the pointed arch on which it rises, and which allows these sides to be free of annexed buildings, unlike the rest of the base, which is enclosed between homes. It was built next to the church of El Salvador. The similarity with the tower of the church of San Martín is evident. The tower mimics the structure of the Almohad minaret with two concentric square towers between which the stairs are located. The inner tower has three overlapping floors covered with a ribbed vault and a bell tower with pointed and semicircular arches. In their ornamentation dominate mixtilinear arches, sebka and glazed ceramics in green and white colors. For the ascent 122 steps must be climbed, on the plastered walls you can see graphites from the time of construction. Once the restoration works have been completed, between 1991 and 1993, it becomes the first Mudejar tower to be visited in the city of Teruel. Its three interior rooms, as well as the bell tower and viewpoint, house the Mudéjar Turolense Architecture Interpretation Center. During the first quarter of 2020 two euro coins will be put into circulation with the image of the mentioned monument on one of its faces.