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Delightful!

It was Roman, it was Arabic, it belonged to the Order of Calatrava, it was besieged by French troops who then destroyed the city, it was a battle field in the Carlist wars, and in 1938 was brutally bombarded by Italian planes allied to Franco.

The heroic city of Alcañiz has a lot to tell, however, now, in peace time, the thing that makes the beautiful village proud is that since 1140, a romantic halo surrounds it thanks to being named in the beautiful “Cantar del Mio Cid”.

Alcañiz has a group of marvelous buildings, but without doubt, the most outstanding is the castle of Los Calatravos, constructed in the XII century on a crag which dominates the city and which today is used as a Parador. From the Plaza Mayor it is a delight to lose yourself in the small streets and go up on foot to the castle. The place offers some fantastic views of the county and the old roofs of Alcañiz.

Also, the Parador is really beautiful. It has little tables hidden in shady corners of the garden where it is a delight to rest and have a drink.
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Ochre and molten gold

Alcañiz could also be called "Alcañizes", because there are two. One, that of the morning, when the sun rises in the sky, like molten lead. Then the village, becomes part of its surroundings with the result that it is difficult to tell which brushstrokes of the painting belong to it.

The ochre dominates the punished earth, a thousand and one times, because of the rigours of the climate. Houses that push against each other in a hermetic complex, as if wanting to imitate the flock of sheep which push against each other to defend themselves against the heat of the morning and the cold of the evening.

The other, that of molten gold, is lent by the same sun, when it goes down to rest. And paradoxes of nature, when there is less light the canvas becomes more alive. Now it isn’t ochre, it is the other Alcañiz, that of molten gold. It is a bit chilly, but with a piece of Spanish omelette and a good glass of wine, the cold disappears.
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The second city of teruel full of art and history.

Alcaniz is the most prosperous city in the province of Teruel famous for its slogan Teruel also Existe.Con a population of about 16500 inhabitants if not overdue data fell short with me, has a great interior dynamism without losing their identity signs of Historical .Situada to 381 meters above sea level is bathed and surrounded by the River Guadalope whose Riverbanks have been conditioned to become a Fluvial.Desde Park Lake Dam and up and even long before his Riverbanks can go through places like the Mill Mayor and the Source of the 72 Spouts, everything else is a pleasant stroll among trees Ribera River Vegeteción and Fauna.El Guadalope Jealous Guardian Alcaniz City invites us to climb and admire its monuments This culminating in Castle Calatravos seventeenth century where it was The Commanders Palace and its famous Parador Nacional.Poco a little down by Alcaniz and downhill to reach the shores of Guadalope we'll find with places like the Church of Santa Maria la Major with his Great Bell Tower and a Magnificent Mural Painting Set Gótica.En Spain Square is the Artistic Jewel Alcaniz: Lonja its Renaissance Town Hall next to the two sixteenth-century and declared Historical Monument already 1931.Otros Interesting places as churches del Carmen and San Francisco just to mention some of these countries that we will reach the remains of the perfectly restored Torres Walls found beside the river and date back to the Medieval Era Wall of Halla Century XII.Sobre its history briefly mention a few things like that this area was inhabited since prehistoric times as evidenced by the Site of the Charco de Agua Amarga World Heritage Hummanidad by a UNESCO The origin of Alcaniz is an old fortress Romana and its name derives from the Arabic Al-Qannis Cañizos.Despues or place of passing of the Christian Muslim domain and vice versa is the End of Aragon reconquered by AlfonsoII in 1179.La influence of the Order of Calatrava noted until little by the category of City recently won at the end of the era Medieval.Las Alcaniz Parties are those of Our Lady of the Holy as Pueyos and his Famous Week with processions Daily Cofradias and declared of National Tourist Interest with the rest of the populations included in the Path of Drum and Bass drum whose fame exceeds the limits of Our Borders as elsewhere in the nation by Famous celebrations this Holy Semana.Alcañiz not lose the Wake of Modernity and Progress and next to Renown Fairs Children as Expoguay and Autoclassic called Exposure and sell Classic and Antique Car has one of the circuits for competitions Motor Europe Most Important and Best Engineered: the Motorland that brings considerable economic benefits to the area not only for his celebrations in European competitions Championship and I think soon in Formula 1 if not for that as I have understood you can rent for private and rare is the day that remains inactivo.Todo this before Quoted joined a growing industry in their estates ago grow Alcaniz Teruel Hope that exists and will exist always.

La segunda ciudad de teruel llena de arte e historia.

Alcañiz es la Ciudad mas Próspera de la Provincia de Teruel Famosa por su eslogan: Teruel también Existe.Con una población de unos 16500 habitantes si no me quedo corto con datos atrasados,posee un gran dinamismo interior sin perder por ello sus señas de identidad Histórica.Situada a 381 metros sobre el nivel del mar está bañada y rodeada por el Río Guadalope cuyas Riberas se han acondicionado para convertirlo en un Parque Fluvial.Desde el Lago o Azud superior y aun mucho antes se pueden recorrer sus Riberas pasando por lugares como el Molino Mayor y la Fuente de los 72 Caños,todo lo demas es un agradable paseo entre Árboles de Ribera,Río,Vegeteción y Fauna.El Guadalope Celoso Guardian de la Ciudad de Alcañiz nos invita a subir a Ésta y contemplar sus Monumentos que culminan en el Castillo de los Calatravos del siglo XVII donde se haya el Palacio de Los Comendadores y su Famoso Parador Nacional.Poco a poco bajando cuesta abajo por Alcañiz y hasta llegar a las riberas del Guadalope nos iremos encontrando con Lugares como la Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor con su Gran Torre Campanario y un Magnífico Conjunto de Pintura Mural Gótica.En la Plaza de España está la Joya Artística de Alcañiz : su Lonja Renacentista junto a la Casa Consistorial las dos del Siglo XVI y declaradas Monumento-Histórico ya en 1931.Otros interesantes Lugares como las Iglesias del Carmen y de San Francisco por solo citar alguno de estos lugares que nos harán llegar hasta las Torres restos de las Murallas perfectamente restauradas que se encuentran al lado del Río y que datan de la Muralla de la Época Medieval hallá por el Siglo XII.Sobre su Historia citar brevemente algunas cosas como que esta zona fué habitada ya desde la Época Prehistorica como lo demuestra el Yacimiento del Charco de Agua Amarga declarado Patrimonio de La Hummanidad por la Unesco.El origen de Alcañiz es de una antigua Fortaleza Romana y su nombre deriva del ärabe Al-Qannis o lugar de Cañizos.Despues de pasar de dominio Musulman al Cristiano y viceversa es al Fin reconquistada por AlfonsoII de Aragón en 1179.La influencia de la Orden de Calatrava se hizo notar hasta que poco a poco la categoría de Ciudad se impuso al final de la era Medieval.Las Fiestas de Alcañiz son las de Nuestra Señora de Los Pueyos y como no su Famosa Semana Santa con sus Cofradias y sus Procesiones Diarias declaradas de Interés Turístico Nacional con el resto de las Poblaciones incluidas en la Ruta del Tambor y el Bombo cuya fama supera los límites de Nuestras Fronteras como otros lugares de la Nación Famosos por la Celebraciones de esta Santa Semana.Alcañiz no pierde la Estela de la Modernidad y el Progreso y junto a Ferias de Renombre como la Infantil Expoguay y la denominada Autoclassic de Exposición y venta de coches Clásicos y Antiguos posee uno de los Circuitos para Competiciones de Motor mas Importantes de Europa y Mejor Diseñados: el de Motorland que reporta considerables beneficios económicos a la Zona no solo por sus celebraciones en competiciones Europeas de Motociclismo y creo que pronto también de Fórmula 1 si no por que según tengo entendido se puede alquilar para particulares y raro es el día en el que permanece inactivo.Todo esto anteriormente Citado unido a una industria creciente en sus polígonos hace en Alcañiz crecer la Esperanza de que Teruel Existe y existirá Siempre.
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Information about Alcañiz

Alcañiz Phone Number
(+34) 978 870 565
(+34) 978 870 565
Alcañiz Address
Plaza España, 1
Plaza España, 1
Alcañiz Website
http://www.alcaniz.es/
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