Photographer's Note

The town centre is surrounded by a defensive wall which was built at the top of a 1,171 m high rock. The town’s architecture is adapted to the terrain to make the most of building space and compensate for the irregularities of the ground. There are three clearly differentiated living areas surrounding the main square: the town centre, the suburbs and the outlying districts.
The old part of the town is found in a meander of the Guadalaviar river, fitted between the jurassic chalk of the mountain range and in a strong defensive position which is completed by the walls which encircle the town. The streets of Albarracín are steep and narrow. They maintain the same lay out as in medieval times and lead to a spacious main square where we can find the town hall.
The houses are tidy and well looked after. Their construction features wooden frameworks, reddish plaster walls, locally made ironwork and wooden eaves. The town planning is attractive and we can find a characteristic architectural style of modest buildings made of wooden frameworks and reddish plaster walls which give the town its characteristic colour.

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