My gal and I happened through Teruel in May. Sage and rosemary in bloom -- overpowering. Precipitous roads that make you say "mama!" Waterfalls, monasteries perched on impossibly tall buttes, good cheap wine.
And in the small but ancient rural village of Rafales, La Alqueria, run by Jose and Clara. He's an open-hearted guide to the sites and spirits of the area. The excellence of Clara's dinners, using local meats and produce, is inarguable. If pig cheeks are on the menu, have them. Her desserts and breakfast pastries (fresh bunuelos and tarts) will blow your groggy mind. We suspect she spent some time in Paris. Place is clean and has charm, right on the central plaza of the village where children play next to the 13th century church and ever-burbling spring.
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- A little family hotel with six rooms and six restaurant tables just in the middle of Matarrana / Matarranya mountains. A little secret for your eyes only. ... more less
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