Alcañiz – Calanda – Alcorisa
“And as well as in the valley of the Aragon
the one is the Collarada that watches
the dreams of the neighbors,
here it is that disquieting chimney
José Antonio arrives until Alcañiz after a long-haul by the “Territories of the Utrillas” that we described in Route 2 of the Labordeta Landscapes. From this magnificent city to borders of the Guadalope he starts off in the direction of the turolenses mountainous areas. Before home the trip he invites to us to stop us in her because the attractiveness is many that offer. Their laberínticas streets, that we will cross undressed of the car, keep palaces from the centuries XVI and XVII as the Scheme or the one of Gravel pits, and churches and convents as the one of the Escolapios or the one of the Dominican ones. We can visit the Greater Mill in the old flour factory and cross the fluvial park of the Guadalope that surrounds the urban area. Between the attractiveness of the city we found its old towers and the underground passages that reason by their historical helmet. But there is something emphasizes between all the others is the set that form in the Spain Place the Renaissance facade of the City council, the porticada gothic Market and the ex- Collegiate church of Santa Maria the Major, National Monument of baroque invoice although still it conserves a gothic tower. In the stop, on the hill Pui-Pine, the templario castle residence of the Calatravos, turned today into Inn of Tourism. Their older rest date from the s. XII and XIII and in addition to being able to visit in him one of the few examples of the Romanesque one of the Low Aragon, conserve in its interior the tomb of Juan de Lanuza, work of Damián Forment, one of the great examples of Renaissance sculpture.
We leave the city of Alcañiz direction of the locality of Calanda accompanied by the “spectacle by his riquísimos peaches all pocketed in the tree” and the “disquieting chimney” by the Thermal power plant by Andorra, telluric symbol of the zone. We can be turned aside before and enter Foz de Calanda where we found, between many other elements, a recovered furnace potter and old snow nevero or well. Calanda is famous for being the cradle of the film director Luis Buñuel and scene of one of more imposing the religious spectacles of Aragon. “The place of Villa has an enchantment difficult to forget, mainly if it is in right her at the moment that the drums of the Easter strike hard against the ears”. This fervor extends of such way by the Low Aragon that has given rise to the tourist Route of the Drum and the Big drum. It is worth the trouble to pause in her and to visit the baroque temple of the Pillar, whose origin is in the well-known as “Milagro de Calanda”, or the Center of Luis Buñuel Interpretation.
Our next stop is Alcorisa, that counts on a Center of Interpretation of the Easter in the rehabilitated church of San Sebastian, that also lodges the Museum of the Rural School. We cannot go to us without to us to have approached the baroque church of Santa Maria the Major.
The wagon one happens to few kilometers of Crivillén, small locality where “it was born that great sculptor and great human type who is Pablo Serrano” and who inaugurated a Center of Art with its name when one hundred years of their birth were marked.
Place of Spain de Alcañiz
It is the place where the most emblematic buildings of Alcañiz meet. The Town hall, one of the most beautiful examples of the Aragonese Renaissance, built herself in century XVI, making angle with the gothic market of century XV Both buildings were declared Joint of Historical-Artistic Interest in 1931. Next to them the Collegiate church, National Monument of constructed baroque invoice in century XVIII on the old gothic temple of the centuries XIII and XIV of which still its great tower-bell tower is conserved.
Castillo of the Calatravos
Located in a hill from which the city of Alcañiz is controlled this castle of conventual structure belonged at your service Military of Calatrava. It is surrounded by a walled enclosure and in him different artistic styles coexist. One began to construct in the s. XII, period to which the Tower of homage and the Chapel belong. In century XIV the cloister was built. But it was in the s. XVII when a great reform was realised and to her it responds the Renaissance facade flanked by two towers. In its interior they emphasize paintings murals of the gothic-linear style and the tomb of Juan de Lanuza.