Mora de Rubielos – Rubielos de Mora
“Few towns can resemble
to the beauty, the arrogance, the urban structure
and to the rate of this town”
After our visit to the Sanctuary of the Fertile valley we followed way towards Mora de Rubielos, who already glimpses from the stop of the port. José Antonio writes who “Blackberry is another one of those serranas cities with castle, an enormous and beautiful gothic church… And if beautiful it is the church less is not the place than he puts in front it and the buildings that surround it”. The castle of Blackberry or castle of Fernández de Heredia, is raised on a promontory to which it is acceded by an incline that served as defense element. From him we have great a panoramic one of the town. On its feet the ex- collegiate church of the Natividad de Nuestra Señora of the s. XV, another symbol of being able of the family Fernández Heredia and the manorialism of Blackberry. Closely together of the church we found one of the most beautiful corners of Blackberry, the one that the Convent of the Nuns and the Portal of Goat forms. The palaces and stately houses of the streets of Mora de Rubielos offer infinity of details, “here, in this earth, the great splendor renews in the eighteen and the balconies become rich with beautiful forges to decorate them and to embellish them”.
Some kilometers further on are Rubielos de Mora. “Few towns can resemble to the beauty, the arrogance, the urban structure and the rate of this town”. Of the walled enclosure of century XIII they are the portals of San Antonio and the Carmen. In their streets the examples of traditional architecture are many that we can find, as well as numerous palaces and noble houses, as the one of the Villasegura or the one of the Creixell. These buildings form in the Greater Place an interesting architectonic set with the Town hall, Renaissance work of the century XVI, that has a market in its ground floor with Tuscan columns. From her it leaves stairs of century XVII for the noble plant. The grate of small the jail that is appraised in its interior belonged to the Convent of the Augustinian Mothers, located extramural of the city. It is not the only convent since next to the portal of the Carmen the convent of Carmelite the Barefoot ones with a singular cloister is located, now deprived. This convent underwent the carlistas Confiscation and wars. It passed to the family of the famous José Gonzalvo sculptor, born in Rubielos de Mora, as painter Salvador Victoria, whose museum is in the rehabilitated Hospital of Grace of century XVIII. We have left to visit the excolegiata of Santa Maria the Major, that keeps in its interior one of great jewels of the region, the gothic altarpiece of life of the Virgin.
Rubielos de Mora we left way of Teruel, since at the time José Antonio did, taking the highway that goes until Sarrión, and way of the port of Escandón “you will already lower hard against a full clay landscape red, and at heart, the Mudejar towers of Teruel”.
Castillo de Mora de Rubielos
The present construction is of century XIV, of quadrangular plant, four towers and a great porticado parade ground. It happened at the hands of the franciscan monks in the century XVII that used it as convent. To this time the claustral gallery would correspond. After the confiscation it was jail, host of the carlistas troops and until quarter of the Civil Guard.
Ex- Collegiate church of Mora de Rubielos
Church constructed in century XV in Levantine gothic style. It owns a single ship of great dimensions. Back-to-back in its North side a cloister that would do the times of schoolboy. In the outside the most outstanding element is its splayed cover.
Altarpiece of life of the Virgin of Rubielos de Mora
The Major is in the excolegiata of Santa Maria. It is of international gothic style. It is attributed to Gonçal Peris, the Teacher of Rubielos. It is made up of 11 tables in which we can see scenes of the Virgin of life, the Passion of Christ, the gospellers, diverse saints and saints venerated in Rubielos.
Market of the Town hall
The City council of Rubielos de Mora forms an interesting architectonic set with other buildings of the Greater Place. It is a Renaissance construction of century XVI where the market of its ground floor draws attention. A discontinuous space in which means arcs intercross point on Tuscan columns.