A visit to Castellon
What do you think about another look at a beautiful Spanish destination? A visit to Castellon is our suggestion. Let’s see what you think about it!
Castellon de la Plana is a small city in Valencia, bordered by the blue Mediterranean Sea and the Desert de las Palmes range of mountains. The town was built after the Spanish Reconquista in 1251, by King James I of Aragon. It was a true medieval fortress back then, with tall walls and moats and towers guarded by soldiers.
One of the greatest sights in town dates back to the 13th century. It is the Gothic majestic church, the Concatedral de Santa Maria.
A 15th century bell tower also (literally) towers over the city. It is called El Fadri, which translates into “the single man” and indeed, it stands alone tall and proud, seemingly protecting the locals and the legacy of the place.
The city was involved in the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th century. In the same age, it began a process of expansion and industrialization. Today, Castellon lives off its industry, craftwork and, of course, tourism. It is also a cultural center and one of the academia, because in 1991, the Jaume I University was opened in town.
There is a casino and a theatre in the city, so there is plenty of entertainment to enjoy here if you are willing to spend more than a day here. And that is what we suggest, because it is always wonderful to have the time to appreciate the local color and the life of the place. You can explore the city with Castellon car hire.
Although the destiny of Castellon is inherently linked to its medieval past, the city appreciates modern and contemporary art. One of the main attractions in town – which might make for a very enjoyable afternoon – is the Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castello Modern Art Museum.