800px-Bandera_de_Aguaviva.svg This small village situated in the “Maestrazgo” it is just an example of this beautiful land called Teruel. People used to say “Teruel exists”, because during many time it’s been isolated without train and highways.  But I think it made this country pure. It is full of nature and great spots to enjoy. Just let it flow.



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Parque Cultural del Maestrazgo
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The food here is excellent.  The lamb it’s tasty. You can buy all the meat you can imagine in the small supermarket in the village. If you like sausage you may try this with sinnamon flavour, they are amazing. If you like sweet you should taste “Coquetas”, they are made in the village nearby and they are great…not for diabetic people.


It is great to come in Fest time. All people take coloured sawdust to paint all streets. Then will come the band playing and you will be taken to another time, back in the years. Amazing experience.
You can visit many places from Aguaviva:
You can see this small village from far away. Situated on a top of a hill, showing the typical brown roofs and houses. Take a walk and if you are lucky you may here “Jotas” (traditional Aragones music and dancing).
Alcañiz (ni conejo, ni perdiz)
It is the main city in this area. You can find everything here. It is a lovely city with an historical center and a castle converted to a “Parador”, so nice. There are many options for eating. In plaza España you will find many places, just choose the crowded one.
If you are interested in motorcycle, from some years ago it is celebrate here a new Grand Prix.
This You can see the new town build just beside the old one. Completely destroyed during the Civil War. This were land of Makis (current people fighting against the Nationals). I think it is interesting to see the damaged done in this area.
Everybody should know this village for three BIG reasons: 1st. Here was born Buñuel. You may want to visit the museum. 2nd. On Holidays it is played “Los Tambores de Calanda” (drums) during 24h. non-stop. People from everywhere come to see and hear it. Unbelivable. It is a must. 3rd. They have got the best peaches. Each one it is put inside a bag to protect it during its growing. Should taste them.
La Balma
I never get tired to see this incredible church made inside the stone of a mountain. There is also a good restaurant there.
You should visit:
Mirambel (Ken Loach filmed “Land and Freedom” here).


This is an article of a magazine written in this particular evolution of language that make this place so unique.

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