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This is an image of Carlos Castel square in Teruel. The city is noted for its harsh climate, with a very big daily variation on temperatures and its renowned jamón serrano (cured ham), its pottery, its surrounding archaeological sites and rock outcrops containing some of the oldest dinosaur remains of the Iberian Peninsula. Teruel is regarded as the "town of mudéjar" (Moorish-influenced architecture) due to numerous buildings designed in this style. All of them are comprised in the Mudéjar Architecture of Aragon which is a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
A campaign group with the slogan Teruel existe ("Teruel exists") was founded in 1999 to press for greater recognition and investment in the town and the province. Due in part to the campaign, transport connections to Teruel are being greatly improved with the construction of a motorway, however, Teruel remains the only provincial capital in peninsular Spain without a direct railway link to the capital, Madrid.

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Additional Photos by Sergio Acin (sacimar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4036 W: 53 N: 5490] (32353)
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