Welcome to La Iglesuela del Cid Hospedería****
Deep in the Teruel Maestrazgo, at an elevation of 1,227 m stands La Iglesuela del Cid. Among its numerous architectural civil works of interest, particularly outstanding is the Matutano Daudén Palace (18th century), today integrated as one of the most notable Hospederías of Aragon, with its imperial stairway and its lavish halls.
Almost as though we could travel back to another era, although with all the advantages of recent infrastructure, inside the Hospedería the main halls have been preserved, as well as other old elements of carpentry or murals. The central stairway which dominates the lobby-reception displays an excellent cobblestone, has the original palace railing.
It has had 36 double rooms, all of which are differentiated from each other by the decorative elements and furniture. Standing out from all of them is the suite, although each of the examples is equally attractive. Moreover, in the building there is an elegant restaurant hall, coffee bar, halls for conventions, access for disabled persons and outer garden area for parking.
The Matutano-Daudén palace has innumerable points where one can stop and enjoy the unexpected.
If our curiosity takes us to the first floor we will easily be surprised by the great sloped-roof hall, with extremely comfortable furniture and thoughtful lighting, which is connected to a large terrace which provides insuperable views of the town.
The venue offers a Spa & Wellness area that includes the following facilities: dry sauna, steam bath, solarium, emotional showers, and a large whirlpool bath. In this space you can enjoy the perfect blend of Health, Beauty and Well- Being. For sports lovers, the hotel also provides a fully- equipped gym.
One of the many jewels of the Hospedería is its restaurant La Torre de los Nublos. In the establishment, a complete buffet-breakfast can be enjoyed and the main meals combine the quality of the local products with the tested experience of international cuisine.
Hospedería La Iglesuela del Cid surroundings
The heritage of La Iglesuela del Cid dates back to ancient times, as evidenced by the Roman mausoleum of the Virgen del Cid hermitage. Between the Late Middle Ages and the 18th century, a great number of important buildings were constructed which, in 1982, gave it the title of Historic and Artistic Complex.
In the town, the church of La Purificación preserves Gothic elements and its portal is Plateresque, while the rest of the temple is Baroque, including its belfry. In front stands the Templarian tower of Los Nublos. The Town Hall is Gothic-Renaissance and its Mudejar ceiling in the assembly hall is outstanding.
Another of the identifying aspects of the village is the mortarless stone architecture, used in traditional constructions (walls, pens or cabins).
La Iglesuela del Cid can be a base from which to explore the vast territory occupied by the Maestrazgo Cultural Park. Cantavieja, capital of The Maestrazgo, was declared Historic and Artistic Complex in 1981. Also nearby, in Mirambel, we can see a city centre that is recognized as one of the best preserved and maintained in all of Aragon. In 1980 it received the distinction of being declared a monumental complex and in 1981 received the Europa Nostra international prize for renovation. In Fortanete, the church of La Purificación and the Town Hall are the two most famous monuments.