9. LAS ALJECERAS
|Take the road to Teruel out of Aliaga in the direction of Hinojosa de Jarque. 1.5 km. after you pass Cobatillas stop at an open area where there is a Geological Park signpost and a parking space to your left.
The meaning of the place-name “Las Aljeceras” is “gypsum mines”. “Aljez” is a Mozarabic-origin word also used in some Spanish regions as a synonymous of “yeso”. It was worked in several small quarries until the 50’s. The mineral was baken in furnaces and then crushed using a millstone pulled by mules.