“In the great cities we see so little of the world, we drift into our minority. In the little towns and villages there are no minorities; people are not numerous enough. You must see the world there, perforce. Every man is himself a class; every hour carries its new challenge.” – W.B. Yeats, The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore
Have you ever been to Albarracin, Spain?
I could wager that you’ve never heard of it either.
Some say this tiny village is the most beautiful village in Spain. What makes this village so remarkable? Here are just a few things:
1. Middle aged flair
Nearly untouched from the middle ages, the village looks like a page straight out of the medieval chapters of a history book. The village appears to be untouched by modern civilization.
Albarracin is located about 2 hours from Valencia, Spain and just 30 minutes from Teruel. The history of this village, which sits almost 4,ooo feet above sea level, is marked by its conquer and settlement by the Moors.
2. Intriguing rock art
Who needs fancy museums with artificial light? Or man-made canvases? In Albarracin, you’ll find art carved right in to rock.
3. The loveley meandering river
Pictured here is El Guadalaviar River. The river runs below the city. You can gaze down on it from the town or take a leisurely stroll alongside it via wooden bridge walkways.
4. Need more reasons?
Albarracin is definitely high up on my list.