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Alcañiz: Basic information of the municipality Teruel. Aragon.


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Municipality Alcañiz covers an area of 472,1 Km2
It is located 160 Km. from Teruel capital
Located at an altitude of 381 m
In 1996 had a population of 12679 inhabitants

Ayuntamiento de Alcañiz

Plaza de España, 1
44600 Alcañiz (TERUEL)
Phone: +34 978870565


9 and 10 September. Festivities.

His most famous party is the Semana Santa included in the Tambor and Bombo Route.

Belongs to the shire (comarca) of Bajo Aragon

Cabecera del Bajo Aragon Turolense, has an important artistic ensemble.


The Castillo de los Calatravos (today Parador Nacional) stands out. This Military Order played an important role in the reconquest of the town in 1157, the oldest units dating from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, highlighting the chapel, the cloister and the keep with important mural paintings of linear Gothic style, early century XIV, with juglarescos and chivalrous subjects. The facade is from the 16th century.

During the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries elements of ornamentation Mudejar were added to both the castle itself and the walls that surrounded it.
This unique monument can be visited all day.

The rest of the urban area constitutes a monumental complex that invites to the walk and to its enjoyment.

 La Lonja and the City Hall form an interesting set of civil architecture located in the Plaza de España. They combine the late medieval style of the first (fifteenth century), with the Renaissance of the second (mid-sixteenth century).

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The Church of Santa María la Mayor, erected as a collegiate by Pope Luna in the fifteenth century, the Gothic building is only preserved an interesting tower perfectly integrated into the current collegiate church. This is a Baroque monument of impressive dimensions made in the 18th century by the architect Domingo Yarza, in imitation of the Pilar de Zaragoza.
It conserves an important set of Gothic paintings in its sacristy.

The church of Carmen, seventeenth century, and that of the Escolapios, eighteenth century, summarize the baroque and neoclassical tastes respectively.

In addition is world famous for the car races that are held in a specialized circuit.

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Map situation towns within Teruel

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If you want Ample your information on Aragon you can begin crossing some Monasteries, o 40 Castles another interesting route is the Mudejar, Patrimony of the Humanity, also you can extend your cultural knowledge on Aragón examining its municipal and institutional heraldy without forgetting, of course, some of its emblematicas figures as San George Pattern of Aragon or its personages I illustrate adding to these data a minimum crossed by its history o some books.

Also Aragon enjoys a diverse and varied Nature where passing by plants, animals, or landscapes we can arrive at a fantastic bestiario that lives in its monuments.

The information will not be complete without a stroll by its three provinces: Zaragoza, Teruel and Huesca and ours varied Regions, with shutdown in some of its spectacular landscapes like Ordesa or the Moncayo or by opposition in the valle of the Ebro.

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Also you can dedicate you to the intangible ones: from the legend compilation that also does to universal Aragon you can persecute the presence of Santo Grial in Aragon.

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