THE VILLAGE AND ITS SURROUNDINGS
Villarroya de los Pinares is a town in the province of Teruel which belongs to the Comarca of Maestrazgo. Located in the northern part of the Gúdar mountain range, it sits at an elevation of 1,337 metres, next to the Guadalope river and 51 kilometres from the capital city of Teruel.
The town itself is small, but the surrounding landscape is enormously beautiful, offering a rich and varied patchwork of pine forests and pasture land for the local cows.
In addition to the surrounding scenery, Villarroya de los Pinares stands out for its historical legacy that stretches back to the Spanish reconquest. The old town houses important buildings that were declared Historic-Artistic-Sites in 1982. Worthy of mention are the XVI century Gothic church, the ‘Nuestra Señora de Loreto’ Chapel, the Town Hall building or the baroque style ‘Casa Peña’, home of Bishop Francisco Peña.
Spanish cured ham, tinned goods, cured meats, sweets and home-made pastries are some of the typical products from the culinary tradition of this beautiful town.
ACTIVITIES IN VILLARROYA DE LOS PINARES