Mausoleo de los Amantes

Attractions and places of interest

The Mausoleo de los Amantes is a wonderful museum dedicated to the famous lovers of Teruel and contains the beautiful marble tomb where they lie at rest side by side. A beloved story of romantic tragedy in 13th century Teruel, the lovers of Teruel were Diego de Marcilla and Isabel de Segura, a second son with no inheritance and the daughter of one of the wealthiest families in the city, who fell in love but could not marry because of his lack of wealth. Leaving to make his fortune fighting against the Moors, the story ends tragically for both when Diego returns to find that Isabel has married another man. 

The couple were buried together in a chapel of the Church of San Pedro, and, after their remains were rediscovered, were placed in the stunning white marble tomb - created by the sculptor Juan de Avalos - to honour their love and their importance in Teruel's history and culture. You can also visit the crypt where their bodies were found. A story which has influenced many poets, writers, musicians and artists, the lovers have been immortalised in art many times and the museum dedicates many exhibits to the works they have influenced and the historical debates around their story. The museum also explores the social, political and cultural background of the 13th century when the couple lived, and other stories of tragic lovers from the past.

Find a holiday

Brittany Ferries holidays include return ferry travel with your car so you can explore at your own pace. What's more, you can pack everything you need to make the most of your time away - from bikes to surfboards and even the family pet.