Platea is in Teruel, a strategic location in Spain for developing sectors such as the car industry. The Autonomous Region of Aragon is located at the centre of the geographic hexagon formed by Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Toulouse, Burdeos and Bilbao and it is a strategic point both for domestic connections and those with Southern Europe. Midway between the Mediterranean coast and the valley of the River Ebro, Teruel will soon link to the Cantabrian Coast via the mixed Cantabrian-Mediterranean rail corridor. The Mudejar Highway connects the east of the peninsula and the northern part of Spain via its natural path through Aragon, making Teruel an intermodal transport reference for inland Spain.
By road, Teruel connects with domestic and European networks via the Ebro artery and the Mediterranean and Atlantic Motorways, and via the central Somport pass. Platea also has good connections to the rest of Aragon’s logistics sites (the Zaragoza, Plaza; Huesca, Plhus; and Fraga Platforms), for rapid and efficient transport and the creation of synergies between the various companies located there.
Teruel is the capital of the province. The town is close to the confluence of the Guadalaviar and Alfambra rivers and stands at an altitude of over 900 metres. The province has a total area of 14,804 square kilometres and has over 130,000 inhabitants.
Transport: how to get there
Teruel is 177 kilometres from Zaragoza, 145 from Valencia, 144 from Castellón and 474 from Bilbao. It has excellent road connections to the A-23 highway and AP-7 and AP-68 motorways. It is close to the Ports of Valencia, Sagunto and Castellón and Teruel Airport (Plata).
- From Zaragoza: 42 minutes via the A-23.
- From Barcelona: 4 hours 15 minutes via the AP-7.
- From Madrid: 3 hours 10 minutes via the A-2 and N-211.
- From Pamplona: 3 hours 10 minutes via the A-23.
- From Bilbao: 4 hours via the AP-68 and A-23.
Spanish state railway station
Estación de RENFE Camino de la estación, s/n
Telephone: +34 902 43 23 43
Edificio Estación de Autobuses. Ronda de Ambeles, s/n
Telephone: +34 978 61 07 89
Culture and leisure
The town of Teruel is outstanding for its architectural and artistic heritage, among other things. Its historic centre has plenty of shops, offices and catering services, where you can visit places such as the Museum, the Mudejar Tower of El Salvador, the Tomb of the Lovers, the Neomudejar Steps and the emblematic Bull Fountain.
In common with Aragon’s other provinces, its gastronomy is based on high-quality local products with Designation of Origin status, such as Peaches from Calanda, truffles from Sarrion, Saffron from Jiloca and oil from Lower Aragon. Teruel cooking is characterised by ranging from deep-rooted traditional flavours to new ways of viewing cuisine. Aragon’s “Ternasco” lamb is another particular delicacy, along with seasonal vegetables, such as cardoon and borrage, and the typical sweets: the cheese and egg desserts called “Suspiros de Amante”, nougats, including the local type known as “Guirlache”, plaited Mudejar pastry and the fruits of Aragon. And, of course, you can savour the province’s star product: Teruel Ham, Spain’s first ham with Designation of Origin, acknowledged domestically and in Europe for its high quality.
Teruel has also become consolidated as a town of fairs and conferences, capable of putting large-scale projects into effect and offering high quality in a privileged environment. For people who visit the town for work purposes, it is a luxury to be able to make business trips surrounded by nature and in a place so different to the large cities to which they are accustomed. All without needing to give up the quality of services. Its significant cultural activity, rich gastronomy and the high level of professionalism in its various tourist establishments give it great competitive advantages compared to other destinations. It is a town surrounded by nature, with a great quality of life.
Additionally, the Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos exhibition and conference centre is over 6,000 square metres in size, of which 4,000 are exhibition space and the rest is for an assembly hall, meeting rooms, press rooms, boardrooms, offices and other services needed to make the Centre a suitable place for the events held there.
Dinopolis is another of Teruel’s tourist centres: a palaeontological park where visitors get close up to the exciting world of dinosaurs. This centre is unique in Europe and offers a journey through the 4,500 million years of dinosaur history by way of themed attractions and tours. Here you can also enjoy a spectacular Palaeontological Museum, with over 1,000 items, including original fossils and full-scale replicas. Many of these fossils were found in the province of Teruel, as in the case of the original bones of Turiasaurus riodevensis, Europe’s largest dinosaur to date and one of the largest in the world. The park combines science and leisure to perfection, where adults and children learn and enjoy at the same time.
The Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis (Dinopolis Foundation), currently made up of seven palaeontologists and a restorer, was founded in 1998 by the Government of Aragon, with the aim of generating and assessing the exhibition content of all the parks forming Dinopolis Territory. One of its main approaches is to research, conserve and disseminate palaeontological heritage, including by means of scientific articles and publications in the most prestigious international scientific journals, making Teruel one of the most important reference territories in world palaeontology thanks to its work and the findings made.
Further information on Teruel’s tourism can be found at: http://www.turismo.teruel.es/