The Blue House
Albarracin is a Spanish town, in the province of Teruel, part of the autonomous community of Aragon. The town is located in a meander of the Guadalaviar River. The Sierra de Albarracin mountain range rises to the South and West of the town.
This is the only house in the whole of Albarracin that is not painted pinkie orange.
It's a picturesque town surrounded by stony hills and the town was declared a Monumento Nacional in 1961.
The town is named for the Moorish Al Banū Razin family that once had been dominant in the area during the period of Muslim domination in the Iberian Peninsula.
From 1167 to 1300, Albarracin was an independent lordship known as the Sinyoria d'Albarrazin which was established after the partition of the Taifa of Albarracin under the control of Pedro Ruiz de Azagra. It was eventually conquered by Peter III of Aragon in 1284, and the ruling family, the House of Azagra was deposed. The last person to actually hold the title of Se�or de Albarracin was Juan Nu�ez I de Lara, although his son, Juan Nu�ez II de Lara continued on as the pretender to the title until 1300 when the city and its lands were officially incorporated into the Kingdom of Aragon.
FEATURED PHOTO, Beauty group, 10/28/2013
FEATURED PHOTO, Art from The Past group, 10/28/2013
FEATURED PHOTO, Beauty Captured group, 10/28/2013
FEATURED PHOTO, Spain Photography and Paints group, 11/03/2013
FEATURED PHOTO, Urban Images group, 11/03/2013
FEATURED PHOTO, Memories and Nostalgia group, 11/04/2013
October 27th, 2013
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