It is one of the most , built in the 13th century on top of an earlier Islamic fortress, and is certainly one of the most beautiful and impressive examples to be found in the area of Aragón. Its imposing reddish construction stands out in the midst of unique natural surroundings: the Sierra Menera.
The Peracense Castle was built as a defence system on the border with Castile. Later, after the union of Castile and Aragon by the marriage of the Catholic Monarchs, this monument lost its function and the region of Daroca took over its management.Despite the passage of time, this 4,000 m2 fortress preserves its rooms almost entirely and has three concentric enclosures. Much of its beauty is derived from the rodeno stone (reddish in colour) used in other buildings in the town, such as the church and the town hall, and which seems to blend in with the rest of the landscape. From the castle, you can also enjoy an impressive panoramic view of nearby places like Monreal del Campo, Bueña, Aguatón and Singra.For the best views of the monument and its surroundings, you need to go the San Ginés hill.While visiting the area, you can walk part of the GR-24 path to explore attractions such as the Gallocanta Lagoon (one of the most important wetlands in Europe).
Peracense, Teruel (Aragón)