The rural province of Teruel is a fairly remote and often-neglected part of Spain - very much off the beaten path, so doesn’t expect to bump into many other tourists.
A real gem in this sparsely populated area of Spain is the village of Albarracín, a very picturesque medieval village some 37 kilometres west of the province’s capital. Elsewhere, the mountains of El Maestrazgo are excellent for hiking, with a few hamlets dotting this otherwise wild landscape. Ken Loach filmed "Land and Freedom" in the village of Mirambel up here.
In Teruel, the ensemble of great Mudéjar monuments was declared a World Artistic Heritage site by UNESCO. Having been reconquered by Christian forces in 1171, the skills of the Moorish crastmen and artisans were employed over the next three centuries in creating the striking Mudéjar towers and other edifices. The magnificent coffered ceiling of the Cathedral was crafted in the late 13th century and reveals an incredible mix of Islamic motifs and paintings of courtly life.