Where to go
- Discover Morella, built on top of an enormous rocky
crest, and walk between its foutified walls and segneurial houses
( 100 kms from Castellón).
- Lose yourself among the typically maritime streets of
Peñiscola and visit the Castle where the Papa Luna sought
- Enter the mountains of Espadán, the last refuge
of the moriscos (Moors converted to Christianity) in the Land of
Valencia before their expulsion. A string of whitewashed villages
lie at the feet of craggy castles along the way (40 km from
- Have a swim in the clear, calm waters of the
Baños de Montanejos. Along the way you'll see the deep
ravine of the Chillapájaros (screeching birds) from the tunnels
carved out of the rock. If you decide to walk along the ravine of
Maimona, watch out for sudden rain! (80 km from Castellón).
- Take a boat ride on the underground river in the Caves
of San Jose in Vall d'Uixó (30 km from Castellón).
- Enjoy the fun and sun at the Benicàssirn water
park, where the biggest attractions are only for the bravest of the
- Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art in the mountain
town of Vilafarnés, which also has a Wine Museum and an interesting
ancient town centre (25 km from Castellón).
- Along the Ruta de tos Manantiales (mountain spring
route) in the Alto Palancia you can see charming little mountain
- Climb to the summit of Penyagolosa at 1813 m, the
highest point in the Land of Valencia. The view reaches the
mountains of Alicante to the south and the distant mountain ranges
of Teruel province. When you come down, have a rest at the
14th-century Hermitage of Sant Joan (80 km from
- The Prehistoric cave paintings of Valltorta in
Albocácer, la Gasulla in Ares del Maestre and other in Xiva
de Morella are well worth a visit. A local guide can usually be
found to accompany you.
- Make an excursion to the Tinença de
Benifassà. The 1 3th-century Monastery of Santa
María, the oldest of the Carthusian Order, is the portal to
the district (120 km from Castellón).
- Take a trip to the leading fishing ports in the northern
region, mainly Benicarló and Vinaros, where you can try the
delicious scampi brought in from the bay. On your way back, stop
for a swim at the beaches of Alcossebre or Oropesa (70 km from
- Try to pass through Plana de Cabanes, where thousands of
almond trees are not enough to hide an important Roman arch (30 km
- Visit the Museum of Ceramics and Natural History in Onda
(21 km from Castellón).
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