The Matarraña  Region

Beceite parajes naturalesThe Matarraña villages, as a whole, provide an architectural legacy of unrepeatable styles and inestimable value located in a natural area only fruit of the strong influence that brings the proximity of the Mediterranean. It is difficult to bring out natural spaces without falling into the error of forgetting settlements with equal merits than those described. For this reason, from this website, we mention the villages which surround the Amprius Lagar plantation. Natural areas with a great landscape and botanical richness as the famous Beceite Ports with their rivers and ravines, declared, in part, as a National Hunting Reserve and as an Important Bird Area; the monuments heritage of its majestic villages – such as Calaceite, Valderrobres or La Fresneda with town centres declared Sites of Historic-Artistic interest-; the cave paintings of Cretas and Beceite; museums and exhibition halls or several leisure and sport  possibilities that can be performed thanks to its ideal natural enviroment that turns this area of Aragón into a noted tourist destination. There is an ample and high-quality network of accommodation that surrounds the area and its people. Facilities for all ages and needs that leave no one indifferent. Calaceite callesGastronomy is excellent thanks to the know-how and the high quality raw materials. The ham with Protected Origin Designation of Teruel, extra virgin olive oil of Bajo Aragón (one of the best in the world), sheep and goat cheeses and rich variety of traditional pastries, among other tasty exponents, also help to do this destination like no other. With all these options has been prepared this singular Teruel corner which has been recognized as a tourist reference and considered as the “Spanish Tuscany”. As most representative municipalities near the Amprius Lagar Winery we find:

ValderrobresAt 15 kilometres from the Amprius Lagar vineyards is situated Valderrobres, which is the administrative capital of the Matarraña region. Its municipality is on the border with Torre del Compte, Cretas, Beceite, Peñarroya de Tastavins, Fuentespalda, La Portellada and La Fresneda. It is located by the river Matarraña (tributary of the Ebro river) at an altitude of 510 metres. The most notable natural landscapes of Valderrobres are around the Matarraña river: Picosa, Tossal des Tres Reis, Caixa and the Baths Spring, whose water has an important therapeutic value. Its urban town spreads over a hill crowned with its enormous castle, next to the church of Santa María la Mayor. The interest for its monuments heritage was recognized in 1983 when it was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. Alongside Calaceite, Valderrobres has the distinction of being ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TOWNS IN SPAIN.
BeceiteIts municipality is bordering Valderrobres and Cretas. It is situated next to the Matarraña river (tributary of the Ebro river) at an altitude of 579 metres. The most notable natural landscapes are Font de la Rabosa, Pesquera, Fenellosa cave paintings, the Carlist Wars strongpoints and the Pena reservoir. Its position on the Beceite Ports (national reserve for the Spanish goat) brings added a splendorous landscape. From this settlement you access one of the most beautiful areas of this region: El Parrissal. Its urban town is extremely beautiful. It is accesible after having passed the slender bridge situated next to the Santa Ana hermitage. There are preserved many doorways and alleys which deliver a great charm. There are many stone façades and voussoired doors. The parish church of San Bartolomé is an interesting baroque building with a beautiful façade. Next to it, there is the Town Hall with the market characterized by its pointed arches. During the 18 th and 19th centuries many paper factories were buildt on the banks of the Matarraña river. They have been recently restored two of them: the old Noguera factory, transformed into a Cultural Center (Art gallery directed by Gema Noguera and Dominique Goffard) and the Font del Pas, as an hotel establishment.
Calaceite arcosCalaceite is the cultural capital of the Matarraña region. Its municipality is on the border with Arens de Lledó, Cretas, Mazaleón and Maella (Bajo Aragón-Caspe). Situated at an altitude of 511 metres. At Calaceite has been found the important archaeological site of the San Antonio Iberian village. Its urban town is extremely beautiful, especially thanks to its Mayor Square, with the superb Town Hall and its arcades or the fine baroque buildings (as in the Mayor, Maella or Roquetas streets). Another point of interest is Font de la Vila (of medieval origin). The interest in its rich monumenal heritage made possible that Calaceite, in 1974, was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. Alongside Valderrobres, Calaceite has the distinction of being ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TOWNS IN SPAIN. Regarding its religious architecture, deserve special attention the San Cristóbal hermitage, the San Antonio and Pilar chapels and its magnificent parish church. It is also noteworthy the Juan Cabré museum.
CretasSIts municipality is on the border with Mazaleón, Valdeltormo, Calaceite, Arens de Lledó, Lledó, Beceite and Valderrobres. Situated at an altitude of 563 metres. In the immediate vicinity of Cretas have also been found important archaeological remains: cave paintings in the ravine of Calapatá (Roca dels Moros and Els Gascons) and some old villages. Cretas can be reached by the A-1413 route (to access this town from Calaceite, to one side, or Valderrobres). Its interesting heritage stands out by its parish temple, the Mayor Square and several buildings, such as the San Antonio and San Roque chapels, the Turull house (or Sanz) and the beautiful Misericordia hermitage.
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