The centre of the Park is the widely known town Albarracín, located on a ridge, from where the lord’s lands used to monitor in ancient times. The surroundings of this medieval villa stand as a remarkable geological, paleontological and archaeological heritage.
Taking a walk in Albarrracín involves stepping back in time and feeling lucky for gazing beautiful architectonical jewels in every corner. A visit to this beautiful medieval city would not be completed unless you may take a calm walk along its city walls, enjoying the amazing scenery from its top.
Natural Heritage in the Cultural Park of Albarracín embraces a vast pine forest mass, holding one of the biggest amounts of post-Palaeolithic prehistoric art in South West Europe. Up to 26 visiting sites, set along three complex containing painting representations in Albarracín, Bezas and Tormón, and two large areas with engravings in Pozondón and Ródenas.
The touristic complex Ligros, Pajarejo and Olivanas de Albarracín is framed by a remarkable scenery of pine alleys, gravines and traditional buildings. The Sixtine Chapel of Peninsular post-Palaeolithical Art, in overwhelming color and style, is found in ‘Prado de las Olivanas’. ‘Prado del Tormón’ holds the interesting shelter of ‘Cerrada del Tío Jorge’. Upmost shocking is the Museum of Nomadic Ranching in Guadalaviar, showing the visitor the shepherd techniques, still working around this area.
Bronze Age remains can be found in places such as ‘Cueva de la Artesa’, in the mining fields ‘Loma de la Tejería’ and ‘Tajada Bajera’. Celtiberian culture remains have been spotted in the town of Griegos. From Roman times, parts of an aqueduct remain, which led water form Guadaliviar river down to Cella. Middle Age is represented by the astonishing castles of Albarracín and Peracense.
A wide web of paths holds this Cultural Park, letting them enjoy its natural and cultural heritage. The traveler, on foot or by bike, will be able to enter the pine forests by the route starting from Gea de Albarracín. Up to the shelter named ‘Torico del Navazo’, a pedestrian path leads from Albarracín and runs along the ravine ‘Cabrerizo’.
Travelling the Bezas lagoon on foot or by mountain bike also surprises the visitor, by diving in a thick juniper forest and a beautiful pine Wood. Going into wildlife, another recommendable itinerary comes close to ‘Ojos del río Cabriel’ and the old mill ‘Molino de San Pedro’.
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