To the east of Teruel province, far from the provincial capital, lies one of the most beautiful regions of Spain, the Matarraña. This region is composed of eighteen charming towns and villages with hidden cultural treasures, archaeological sites and sites of general interest.

It is a land olive oil and fruit trees, which has remained very authentic. Hotel Mas de la Costa ****, is surrounded by villages with medieval, Renaissance and Baroque heritage which allow one to travel back in history. The most charming villages are:



Declared of “cultural interest” by the Government of Aragon, the old nucleus of the town has great architectural value. It belongs to the association of “The most beautiful villages in Spain”. You enter it by walking across the Gothic Bridge which crosses the Matarraña. Visit the castle (Castillo) de and the church of Sta. María la Mayor, two of its hallmarks. Photo: Agefotostock

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The town of Beceite is located 10 km from Mas de la Costa ****. In the town you can visit the Font de la Rabosa, a natural water pool. The cultural heritage of the town includes one of the town’s former paper mills (the old Noguera factory), the hermitage of Santa Ana, the Calvary. Around the town you will visit the Ports de Beceit moutain range, bathe in the Pesquera or hike the Parrizal. Photo: Font La Rabosa

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Superb small town with medieval, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, located about 10 km from the Hotel. The Plaza Mayor, the City Hall with its Gothic and Renaissance porticoes and the Palace of the Encomienda, ancient headquarter of the military Order of Calatrava, are some of the examples of this harmonious architectural complex. Photo: Sanctuary of the Virgen de Gracia, near La Fresneda

→ Click here for the touist office of La Fresneda


The origin of the name comes from the Arabic Calat Zeit. The town is adorned with Baroque-style buildings. On market day, Wednesday, the town is filled with colorful stalls and its smells flood the streets. Calaceite was declared of “cultural interest”. Nearby, you can visit the Iberian archeological site of San Antonio. Photo: Parish Church of the Assumption

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Other towns and villages of interest in the area Cretas, Monroyo, Horta San Juan, and Morella …

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