Valderrobres has a rich architectural heritage that is easy to intuit with a simple glance at its breath-taking beauty.
"The land around the village is home to six medieval and modern chapels, the remains of ancient factories and further architectural elements relating to craftmanship such as the Cave of Mas de Juanos; not to mention the more than one hundred farmhouses scattered throughout its extensive territories.
The urban area clearly falls into two sections: the old town (north of the Matarraña river) and the suburb of the bridge (south). Although the suburb around the bridge - where the vast majority of the population currently lives - lacks artistic interest, we certainly cannot say the same about the historic centre. The parish church of Santa María la Mayor was declared a Historic Monument during the Second Spanish Republic. More recently, in 2004, the church of Santa María la Mayor, the Town Hall, Archbishop's Castle and entire Historic Site were declared an Asset of Cultural Interest by the Government of Aragon.
Needless to say, artistically speaking, the castle and the church stand out. Both works, formerly intercommunicated, form an indissoluble whole, a true hallmark of the locality. They are Gothic in style and unique in Aragon, serving as archetypes of the entire region. The Gothic style is also visible in the stone bridge and the arch of San Roque (one of the seven entrance gates in the walls), as well as in some buildings, such as the Torreón de Valentinet, the Palau, the Hospital and the Fonda de la Plaza. Valderrobres also underwent its own Renaissance in the sixteenth century, when the Town Hall was built along with several houses such as Casa Molés, Casa Foz, Casa Pereret, Casa Loscos and various others. The Town Hall, completed in 1599, is another archetype of regional mannerism, and caught the attention of Barcelona's Universal Exhibition in 1929, where it was reproduced in the Spanish Village.
Fragment of the prologue of “Valderrobres step by step”
Carmelo López Esteruelas
Manuel Siurana Roglán
As mayor of Valderrobres and on behalf of the Corporation that I preside over, I would like to invite you to get to know our municipality and its people, via the opportunity given to us by the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages in Spain.
Valderrobres is one of the 18 municipalities that make up the Comarca del Matarraña. It is known for its extensive cultural heritage. Its history, customs and traditions are visible in every corner and form part of the day-to-day life of the village. The inhabitants of Valderrobres love their homeland and this is reflected in the enthusiasm, effort and affection they put into everything they do for it.
Via our portal www.valderrobres.es you can find information about various different aspects of the municipality to complement the information available here, along with important dates in the cultural and festive agenda.
All that remains is for me to thank you for their interest in Valderrobres, and to hope that you will soon be able to walk our streets, visit our most emblematic monuments, sample our gastronomy, enjoy our most traditional festivals and be enveloped by the hospitality that is so characteristic of our town.