There are several towns that make up the Maestrazgo region, a historical region known for its relationship with the Templars. Despite its small size and isolation, the town of Cañart Caves count with one surprising architectural ensemble and has made efforts to recover his assets. According to Maestrazgo Tourism, Cuevas de Cañard “belonged to the Temple commission and that of the Hospital, in Castellote”.

“In the Cañart Caves, life is so beautiful that it seems real,” he sings. Guitarricadelafuente in ode to his summers in his grandparents’ town. This young man with Aragonese roots is one of the most prominent singer-songwriters on the current musical scene. In his compositions you can see the influences of folklore and traditional Spanish music and helped put this beautiful town on the map mentioned in his song “Guantanamera”.


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Religious buildings in Cuevas de Cañart

Religious temples have an important weight in the history and urban layout of Cuevas de Cañart. In the urban center, the St. Peter’s Church; Baroque style, this 18th century church was dismantled in 1936. In the surrounding area there are several hermitages such as the hermitage of San Blaswhich houses an interpretation center and information point, and the hermitage of Los Pueyoserected on an old castle.

Ruins of the Convent of Servite Monks, in Cuevas de Cañart, Teruel.
Ruins of the Convent of Servite Monks, in Cuevas de Cañart, Teruel.

Cuevas de Cañart had two convents. He Convent of the Conceptionistsfrom the 17th century, and the Convent of the Servite Monks, older (late 15th century) and itinerant. This institution was founded in a rock hermitage near the town, but had to be abandoned due to the plague.

Interior ruins of the Convent of the Servite Monks, in Cuevas de Cañart, Teruel.
Interior ruins of the Convent of the Servite Monks, in Cuevas de Cañart, Teruel.

The Convent of the Servite Monks was founded again in the same cave, but once again it had to be abandoned due to landslides and finally ended up in this town. His story did not end there, as it was seen affected by the Confiscation of Mendizábal of 1836 and in the First Carlist War it served as a hospital. Currently, it is only partially appreciated the skeleton of the church dedicated to San Miguel and in rococo style.


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The civil architecture of the town

Narrow and winding streets are the veins of this town that was walled, a current witness of this is the March Portala door with battlements cracks in the wall.

The Gothic arches and narrow passages embellish the core, where a couple of monuments stand out with which we can get the idea of ​​what the town was like centuries ago, such as the oven, a large vault where bread was baked; the fountain and laundryand two traditional mansions that are now tourist accommodationCasa Arellano and Casa Moliner.

Narrow street in the town of Cuevas de Cañart, in the Maestrazgo region (Teruel).
Narrow street in the town of Cuevas de Cañart, in the Maestrazgo region (Teruel).

One kilometer from the town is the Refrigerator of Las Cuevas de Cañartit is believed that it was a supply depot and the medieval tombsa small necropolis excavated in rock.

How to get to Cuevas de Cañart

Cuevas de Cañart belongs to the historic region of Maestrazgo as well as the famous towns of Castellote (12 km away), Cantavieja (63 km away) or Morella (64 km away). The best way to get to Cuevas de Cañart is by car, from Teruel It takes an hour and a half (122 km).


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