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Mar
15

Our town: La Fresneda

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Find out everything you need about our place. Our history, our environment, images, where to buy local delicacies to make the most of your stay.

El Matarraña [Our place]
The ideal place for lovers of tranquility and bucolic landscapes, with medieval villages and beautiful fields full of centuries-old olive trees, almond trees in bloom, vineyards and ancient stone margins.
The region is bathed by various rivers, some of which are classified as the best preserved in Europe and in which bathing is allowed.
Excellent natural gastronomic products and a typical rural lifestyle make Matarraña the best Slow Tourism destination, where you can enjoy nature, history, heritage, culture and outdoor sports.
Our territory is Pure Mediterranean. www.matarranyaturismo.es

La Fresneda - History 

The town was conquered in 1,170 by Alfonso II and was part of the vast donation that the monarch made to the  Calatrava order. On December 14, 1283, by document signed in Zaragoza, King Pedro III granted La Fresneda the title of town. After the death of Carlos de Viana, in July 1462, the commander of La Fresneda, with the help of the local residents, attacked the town of Calaceite, a fervent supporter of the prince. That same year the encomiendas of Monrroyo and La Fresneda fought together with the forces of Juan II against the troops of Tortosa established in Cretas. In 1643, during the war of  redactado)">los Segadores, the troops opposed to Felipe IV of Castile besieged the town. During the War of Succession, in 1706, the town was in the hands of the Austrian army. During the first Carlist war, General Cabrera seized La Fresneda. At the end of 1839, Cabrera, before leaving La Fresneda, ordered the destruction of the castle and fortified buildings in order to prevent their use by the opposing troops.In 1911 the Republican Center of La Fresneda was established and five years later the Workers' Center was created, first attached to the Socialist Party and later independent. The owners, for their part, founded the Catholic Agricultural Union, in an attempt to weaken the workers' group.In 1918 the construction works of the Fresnedina Youth Home began. In 1923 the Workers' Center was closed by government order and it was not reopened until 1925. In 1929, the artistic group was created within the Centro Obrero. In 1931 the Workers' Center was controlled by the CNT and after the libertarian outbreak of 1933, on December 8, its premises were looted and it was very ruined. In 1936 La Fresneda remained faithful to the Republic and the revolutionary committee was constituted. The collectivization of the land was decreed and the abolition of the state currency, which was replaced by a local currency. At the end of the civil war, many people emigrated and guerrilla movements were registered between 1939-1947 (maquis) in the region.


La Fresneda Cultural Heritage - What to visit?
  1. The Plaza Mayor is one of the most harmonious and beautiful architectural ensembles in all of Aragon, highlights the City Hall concluded in 1576 in the Gothic-Renaissance style, with a large fish market and its buildings from the 16th to 18th centuries. She was chosen by the filmmaker Vicente Aranda to shoot some scenes for his film Libertarias and also by Jesús Font (Life here). In 2009, a pilot episode was filmed for a television series, Damn you. From the Lonja you access a magnificent Main Street that leads to a crossroads to see the Palacio de la Encomienda ( s. XVI).

  2. The old Convent of the Friars Minimos (16th century) is also interesting, where you can find peace, strolling through the pine forests of the Valley of Silence.

  3. At the top of the town is located the Church of Santa María la Mayor (17th century), the Calatravo Castle and the ruins of the hermitage of Santa Bárbara, where the luni-solar observatory is also located from where you can witness wonderful exits of the Sun.

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Shopping - What to buy? - Where to buy? - The most outstanding products in the area

OILS, from ancient olive trees:
The Palace of the Encomienda
C/ Pilar 5 Tel: 978 854 078
Web: http://palaciodelaencomienda.com/index.htm
e-mail: infopalaciodelaencomienda.com
Handcrafted elaboration. Varieties: arbequina, picual and empeltre
Gift pack
Antiques

Molino de Gil
Cuesta del Pozo, s/n
Tel: 978 854 530
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Freixneda Goat Cheeses
Ctra de La Portellada, s/n
Tel: 978 854 104
Web: http://www.freixnedacabra.com

CARNICERIAS, with their own homemade sausages of artisan elaboration:
Carnicería Ferrer
C/ Mayor, 25
Tel: 978 854 484
Fax: 978 854 377

Natural cosmetics “made in Matarraña”. The Matarrania firm is committed to olive oil from the area and wild herbs (www.matarrania.com).
Pure essence without water. www.matarrania.com/web/es Also available in our boutique.

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Mar
14

Virgin of Gracia Sanctuary

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About 6 kilometers from La Fresneda the remains of the Sanctuary of the Virgen de Gracia are preserved. Its origin is related to the appearance of the Virgin to a shepherd girl from Valjunquera.

Distance 12km round trip - Duration of the tour:


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 By car: 1 hour

icon hike On foot: 3 hours [Easy Difficulty]
icon bike Bicycle: 1: 30/2 hours 
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Mar
13

The parrizal of Beceite

The parrizal of Beceite

About 23 kilometers from La Fresneda is El Parrizal, a gorge of the Matarraña River that would go unnoticed if it were not for the deep canyon of 200 meters in length, 60 in height and only 2 in width. It is a limestone rock relief dominated by large rocky faults, waterfalls and natural wells, transparent waters and native forests.

Distance 23 kms
Duration of the tour:


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 By car: 35 minute drive

  • Difficulty: low / medium.
  • Elevation meters: 250 m.
  • Time: 5 hours
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Mar
12

Valderrobres Castle

Valderrobres Castle
ACTIVITIES IN THE CASTLE OF VALDERROBRES:

Built in the 14th century and inseparably linked to the figure of the castle, the church of Valderrobres, it is one of the most splendid examples of Levantine Gothic in the province of Teruel. Despite the many attacks of time and wars, the church has preserved its stylistic purity intact and after a recent and important restoration it looks more spectacular than ever.

The church of Valderrobres can be visited at the entrance of the castle during its opening hours.
The times when religious services take place inside are outside visiting hours.

Since it was opened to the public several decades ago, Valderrobres Castle has offered a privileged setting for the development of cultural activities. Of all of them, the exhibitions, whether of painting, photography or sculpture, have been those that have enjoyed the greatest favor from the visiting public. The interest of many artists to exhibit their works in the splendid rooms and the collaboration with museums and institutions, have guaranteed the continued presence of art within the monument.

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Juan Cabré Museum

Juan Cabré Museum
Juan Cabré Museum:

The Juan Cabré Museum is located within the historic center of Calaceite, a town in Teruel where the archaeologist and painter Juan Cabré Aguiló was born. He was discoverer and researcher of the rock art of Bajo Aragón and other areas of Spain and studied the sites of Calaceite, Azaila, Cretas, Mazaleón and Fabara.

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Mar
11

Green Way - Val de Zafan

Green Way - Val de Zafan

LA VÍA VERDE DE LA VAL DE ZAFÁN: A tour to enjoy an area of ​​incredible beauty and exuberant nature. An activity for the whole family or even for the most enthusiastic athletes.

The Vía Verde del Zafán offers one of the most pleasant trips a traveler could wish for. The road covers more than a hundred kilometers from the highlands of Teruel to the Ebro delta, offering a varied catalog of landscapes, a bunch of monumental towns and some of the greatest railway infrastructures on which to roll.
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Mar
10

Gastronomy: The best in the area

Gastronomy: The best in the area
Gastronomy: The Best Products in the area and Restaurants by the Mataraña:

The rich variety of products turn a visit to Matarraña into a gastronomic experience:

Olive oil. Virgin olive oil of the empeltre variety is one of the best in the world.
Black truffle. The Tastavins river valley area offers excellent and sought-after truffles in season.
Almonds: The marcona variety makes a large part of the traditional desserts of the area, some of arabic origin.
Calanda peach. With D.O. Yellow and late. Honey. With hints of rosemary and thyme, the aromatic plants par excellence of the area.
Wine. Wines with personality in which the Garnachas stand out.
Ham D.O Teruel. From white pigs, they offer excellent value for money.
Black olives. The empeltre variety makes them ideal to take alone, or with bread or cheese. Whole or even in pate.
Goat cheeses. Highly awarded and valued.
Wood oven sweets. Following traditional recipes...

Restaurants in the Matarranya


Our land offers excellent gastronomic products, which we recommend in the following options:

La Fresneda:
 Restaurante - Hotel El Convent:
Gastronomic restaurant open to the public (closed Sunday night and Monday except bridges / holidays) by reservation
https://hotelelconvent.com
Tel: +34 978 85 48 50

Restaurant Matarraña
Tel: +34 978 85 45 03
Plaza Nueva 5, 44596 La Fresneda España

Have a vermouth in thel Bar de La Plaza

Rafales:

La Alquería
[reserva previa al nº tel.: 978 856405]
http://www.lalqueria.net/

Fuentespalda:

La Torre del Visco in the middle of the Tastavins river valley (Fuentespalda).
An old farmhouse with a Tower of the Relais & Chateux chain.
Tel: 978 76 90 15
www.torredelvisco.com

Monroyo
La Torre Del Marquez
https://www.hoteltorredelmarques.com/restaurante/
Dirección: Carretera Fuentespalda a Ráfales, Km 2,2 Paraje Torre del Marques de, 44652, Teruel
Teléfono: 978 87 06 00

Beceite:
Antigua Posada Roda.
One of the centennial inns of the region.
www.anitguaposadaroda.com
Tel: 978 850 254

La Fabrica de Solfa
Hotel with restaurant, familiar, with charm, adapted for people with reduced mobility.
DirecciónCalle Arrabal del Puente, 16, 44588 Beceite, Teruel
Teléfono: 978 85 07 56

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Mar
09

The pesqueras of Beceite

The pesqueras of Beceite

About 20 kilometers from La Fresneda is La Pesquera a an area of ​​pools (Tolls) of different sizes that nature has been responsible for excavating in the river Ulldemó in Beceite. In these natural pools we can enjoy bathing in the countryside.

Distance 20 kms
Duration of the tour:


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 By car: 30 minute ride

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Mar
08

The Salt of la Portellada

The Salt of la Portellada

Distance 21km round trip - Duration of the tour:


icon car By car: 0:30 minutes
icon hike On foot: 4:30 hours 
[Easy / Medium Difficulty]
icon bike Bicycle: 3 hours 
[Difficulty: Easy]
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Mar
07

Old Noguera Factory

Old Noguera Factory
Old Noguera Factory:

Painting exhibition by Mia Martí. This sample corresponds to the personal work of the & nbsp; artist, which proposes the fusion of two techniques, engraving and painting, which were initially worked separately but which, over time, have ended up being one single thing. Color is the foundation that sustains the fragility of the line. Painting offers the possibility of large spaces, of overlap, of hiding or showing. The engraving is the detail, the filigree, the most intimate.
The set wants to guide the viewer towards the interior of the painting, overcoming different & nbsp; zones to reach the core that is the reason for everything.

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Mar
06

Festivities and traditions of our area

Festivities and traditions of our area
At La Fresneda we have a special commitment to keep alive festivals and traditions that we like to share with all our visitors. This is the calendar:

  • January
Day 17, San Antonio, with a great bonfire in the Plaza Mayor. The diablets that go out to chase the village children through the streets and porches are very popular. Day 5, Calderons drag all the children around town to make sure the Kings don't pass by.
  • February
Weekend closest to day 5, Santa Agueda.Great party of all the women of the town with various activities throughout the day.
  • Easter week
Holy Saturday, Antiques, Numismatics, Philately, Arts and Crafts Fair. Good Friday, at noon Break of the hour. Starting at 10 p.m. Procession of the Dolorosa with drums.
  • May
First weekend, pilgrimage to Santuario de la Virgen de Gracia.
  • August
Days 24, 25 and two more days including Saturday: Major Festivities in honor of San Bartolomé and San Felicísimo.
  • September
Day 8, Virgen de Gracia, patron saint of this town .. It is a local festival that we liven up with a popular meal.
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Mar
05

Motorland Circuit Aragon

Motorland Circuit Aragon
Our hotel, El convent 1613 is located a few kilometers from the Motorland world circuit.
We propose to our clients and motor enthusiast visitors a visit!
motogp motorland aragon frenada a frenada motogpThe Visit MotorLand! opens the doors of the sports complex to schools, associations and groups. Without a doubt, a different and intimate way to get to know the Alcañizano circuit.

Guided by MotorLand staff, the public travels the most exclusive corners of the speed circuit. The visit includes stops in areas that are normally restricted access such as podium, press room, race management room, boxes, etc. There is also the possibility of seeing the karting, autocross, motocross and supermotard circuits. Before concluding, visitors, who are given graphic documentation and a gift bag, have the option of releasing adrenaline in the rental karting.
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Mar
04

Adventure activities to do in the Matarranya

Adventure activities to do in the Matarranya
Bathing in crystal clear river pools. Do not forget to ask us for a picnic, because a simple sandwich in the field tastes different. We love the Fisheries on the Ulldemó river (Beceite) and the Salt (La Portellada), but there are plenty of options, such as El Parrisal (Beceite), the Estrets de Arnes (Catalunya) ...

  • See a unique vulture show in Europe. Book at Más de Bunyol www.masdebunyol.com.
  • Get lost on a 4x4 route through the Ports (Els Ports) With a local guide, of course, and who knows every cornerwww.websenda.com o www.matarrañaventura.com
  • Visit the Mudejar roof of the Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Fuente. A real gem (Tourist Office: 978 89 66 67).
MATARRAÑA AVENTURA : Routs 4x4, MTB etc.  www.matarrañaventura.com
VIA VERDE: Routs MTB www.valdezafan.es
SERVICIOS TURISTICOS SENDA:  Trekking, Routs 4x4 etc.  www.websenda.com
BIRD OBSERVATORY www.masdebunyol.com
MOTORLAND ARAGON www.motorlandaragon.com
Equestrian www.hipicamb.com www.establodecrystal.com
WILDLIFE VIEWING www.caprahispanica.com
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Mar
03

The Fresneda >> To the Convent de Gracia

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Discover the magic of the Convent of Gracia: A journey through pine forest, olive trees, almond trees and lots of nature.

The convent of Gracia is located 5km from the town of La Fresneda.
A pleasant tour starting from our town La Fresneda. It is traveled on an accessible and well-maintained track path.
We offer 2 routes, one round trip along the same road and another circular route.
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Mar
02

MTB From Fresneda >> Valderrobres >> Fresneda

MTB From Fresneda >> Valderrobres >> Fresneda

A return to Valderrobres, visiting its castle and square, iconic of the Matarraña region.

For those who are looking for an adventure and want a longer and more challenging route, we offer a journey of 27km's total to our neighboring town of Valderrobres. 
Track path between natural landscapes, with magnificent views of the Matarraña region. Walking the path of the Acequia de Arnau in the direction of Valderrobres to the Castle. Descent to the Plaza de Valderrobres and crossing its old and majestic square and old stone bridge. 
The return by the same way to go (Acequia de Arnau) until almost reaching the neighboring town of Torre del Compte. 
From there we follow the same track going up to La fresneda. This last stretch of ascent a little more demanding. 
An excellent route for those who want a longer and more challenging route.
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Mar
02

Fresneda >> The Salt of portellada

Fresneda >> The Salt of portellada

The Salt: A natural formation mixed with a rupture of plates create this unique landscape to visit.

The salt de la portellada located about 9/10 kms from La Fresneda offers a unique route between a landscape of pine and olive trees.
A pleasant tour starting from our town La Fresneda. It is traveled on an accessible and maintained track path.
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Mar
01

From Fresneda To Torre del Compte & Back

From Fresneda To Torre del Compte & Back

To Torre del Compte: We offer a unique route that connects us with the Val de Zafan greenway.

A 15km route that connects the town of La Fresneda with our neighbors of Torre del Compte. The route connects us with a section of the Val de Zafán greenway crossing the bridge of arches and the Matarraña river.
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