Rubielos de Móra
Rubielos de Mora
Rubielos de Mora is one of the most attractive towns in Teruel. The town centre is a walled enclosure with beautiful ancestral homes, picturesque corners and magnificent buildings. Rubielos de Mora, situated on the right bank of the river Rubielos, belongs to the region of Gúdar-Javalambre. It is an urban-planning and architectural gem which has a collection of traditional buildings decorated with excellent grilles, while its deservedly-famous workshops are still in existence today. In fact, it was awarded the “Europa Nostra” award in 1983, in recognition of the restoration work carried out by the inhabitants. It has a great many ecclasiastical monuments, such as the former collegiate church of Santa María la Mayor (17th century) which houses a fine reredos of the Life of the Virgin, work of the so-called Maestro of Rubielos; the Augustinian convent (16th-18th centuries) and the Carmelite convent (17th century); and four hermitages from the 15th to the 18th centuries. There are also many civic buildings from the 16th to the 18th centuries, outstanding among which are the Renaissance City Hall, which contains a long row of Tuscan columns; and the Más de la Fuente (18th century), more palatial than the Carmelite building. Along with Mora de Rubielos and Alcañiz, Rubielos de Mora is the site of the Puerta del Mediterráneo Festival.