Our hotel owner (from Hotel Doña Blanca) recommended that we start our visit by taking this one hour path because he felt that it would give us a good understanding and appreciation for the strategic positioning and construction of the medieval town and its natural defenses. Sure enough, you could easily understand the difficulties of trying to attack this town: first you would have to climb down one side of a steep and rocky cliff, then cross the river and immediately try to climb up the other steep and rocky side to get to the city walls, which could be easily defended. At the end of the one hour walk, which generally has good signage, you climb some steps to end up at one end of the medieval city. The path is generally an easy and safe walk, but it has a couple of places in the middle where it is a bit rocky and you just need to take your time. You will be in shade for most of the walk and it will be refreshing since it is along the side of the river.
If you don't make it the first part of your tour, be sure to take the path at some point for a better appreciation of the entire situation. And since I could not find any other place to put this as a review, I will mention that I felt that the overall visit to Albarracin was well worth the 24 hour stop. Not a very well known site, of which probably close to 50% of the tourists were from other parts of Spain... and perhaps it should stay that way!
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