Historical-Artistic Centre of Castellón.


Plaza Mayor, 1. Castellón de la Plana - Castelló de la Plana


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The modern origins of Castellón date back to the 13th century. Its position on the shore of the Mediterranean meant that its main purpose was precisely to increase maritime trade. As well as the long beaches of Gurugú, Serradal and Castellón Pinewood, you can visit the Grao, the maritime district of Castellón. Out at sea is one of the most important natural parks in the province: the Columbretes Islands, a small volcanic archipelago with restricted access about 60km from the coast, the home of unique flora and fauna.

On land, of the Middle Ages Castellón preserves the layout of the streets in the old town and some buildings. The old town is not very large and it is very pleasant to stroll around it. The 15th century Palace of Sant Miquel is between the Exchange and the Main Square and very near it, between the co-cathedral and the Abbey House, is one of the symbols of the city: El Fadrí, a bell-tower from the late 16th century, with an octagonal floor plan, 58m high. It is unusual because it is a free-standing bell-tower, separate from the co-cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption.

Further information in the fact-file on Castellón.


Rev.: JGG 17.10.22