For the fisherman who prefers even more diversity, privacy and even more alternative and quality salmonid fishing, the province of Teruel and its trout will meet your concerns. Rivers such as the Jiloca, Guadalope or Guadalaviar deserve to spend a few days fishing and to get lost in their natural environment, different from the Pyrenees but retaining the same excellence in fishing.
The Bajo Aragón Region
The Calanda Reservoir, on the Guadalope River, is framed in a beautiful landscape of mountains and very accessible forests. Upstream of the Guadalope River is the Santolea Reservoir next to Castellote, already in the Maestrazgo Region. Unbelievable geological shapes create beautiful corners to enjoy the view with bathing areas and ample space for fishing.
Next to Alcañiz surges the endorreic wetland of Estanca de Alcañiz, a place of natural interest for observing aquatic birds from its reforestation pinewoods. The village of Alcañiz itself is worth a visit due to its rich historical past. The Calatrava Order Castle, its beautiful square cornered by the Renaissance Town Hall with its market and pointed arches or its enormous Collegiate Church with an imposing bell tower is notable examples of this past.
Sierra de Albarracín Mountains
In the heart of the Universal Mountains the Guadalaviar River is born; It has been a national reference in trout fishing due to the abundance and quality of its specimens. This mountain range also hides surprises such as the longest block rivers in the world. These rivers are accumulations of quartzite blocks lodged in the bottom of valleys. They have been formed by the action of the ice-thaw causing them to move longitudinally.
Other points of attraction in the territory
Mudéjar art, declared World Heritage by UNESCO, extends throughout Aragón but it is mainly in the city of Teruel where the main monuments of this splendid and harmonious architecture meet.
Also in Teruel is Dinópolis, the theme park dedicated to dinosaurs, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2011, showing in a playful and cultural way the traces and archaeological remains that have made this area of Aragón one of the paradises of palaeontologists. But Dinópolis is not only its park in Teruel; it also extends through its province with a paleontological route that includes several localities in the province.
Many of its villages are authentic jewels of the Middle Ages, such as Albarracín, an unforgettable stop on the visitor’s agenda.
Teruel exhibits the exuberance and surprising diversity of its nature. From the hills of Albarracín to the softness of the olive groves of the region of Alcañíz. From the rough peaks of the Maestrazgo to the apparent calm of the Bajo Aragón Region, which violently break with the indescribable roar of the Holy Week in the villages of the Ruta del Tambor and Bombo (Drum and Bass Drum Route).
The Maestrazgo and the Matarraña are other examples of the beauty of Aragon, with dreamlike villages that have been declared Historic Sites such as Cantavieja, Mirambel, La Iglesuela del Cid, Calaceite, Beceite or Valderrobres among others. Also ski lovers have in Teruel two resorts, Valdelinares and Javalambre where you can practice your favourite sport.