Castellón de la Plana Travel Guide

  • Castellón de la Plana
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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Castellón de la Plana Things to Do

  • Market Hall

    A large indoor market selling practicailly everything. The market hall is in Placa Mayor. There are plenty of Bars and Cafes in Placa Mayor.

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  • Placa Mayor

    In the historic centre,is Placa Mayor with the market on one side,city hall another and the cathedral. Market in foreground, City Hall to left, Tower opposite and Cathedral to right.

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  • City Hall

    The Ajuntament or City Hall was erected in the 18 th century. It features a Tuscan style facade and colonnnade. The City Hall is in Placa Major.

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  • The Tower.

    The standing alone tower near the cathedral , is known as El Fadri ( the single man ) was built in the 15th century . It has been a prison and the bell keepers resedence. The tower is 57 m high.

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  • Co - cathedral of St Mary.

    Cathedral of St Mary was built in the 13 th century and re built after a fire a hundred years later . The present building is another reconstruction after demolition ordered by the council during the Spanish civil war in 1936. Rebuilt in 1939.

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  • Modern Sculpture

    The modern sculpure by Llornes Poy is in Plaza Santa Clare.,in the small historic centre of Castellon.

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  • History in Ceramics

    In the Plaza Na Violant, on the back side of the adjacent church, there are two long walls of storyboard ceramics. These eloquently tell the history leading to today's Castillon.There are portraits of past royalty, showing the crowns merging and the coats of arms of the families. Some of the panels show important events and ideas.Being an outdoor...

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  • Plaza Santa Clara and Llorens Poy's...

    The heart of the city was focused on the markets in the old quarter. Originally having lots of local produce, one of the main commodities was hemp and fabrics (see over at the Llotja del Camen).The Plaza Santa Clara was the original site of a convent by the same namesake which was also the first hospital in the city.Today, the plaza serves as a...

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  • Weird Scupltures Abound

    Weird sculptures have found their way into the small residential plazas in Castellón. There are several that we saw as we walked around and they all somehow managed to one-up the one before it.There were no placards or signs explaining the sculptures, but some also have water flowing as a fountain. If the weather is nice, children will most likely...

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  • Thermal ludic center MARINA D´OR

    If you have a day to spare during your trip to Castellon, you might probably want to get to a place called Oropesa, which is in the province of Castellon, about a 40 kilometres north of Castellon, to a place called Marina D´Or. This is a holiday complex which hosts the world’s largest scientific sea water thermal ludic centre. To say it in a few...

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  • THE PLANETARIUM OF CASTELLON

    The planetarium is a place where the children as well as adults can enjoy discover and have a nice time together. The children specially will be able to understand the universe and the physical phenomena that surround us. From here they will also be able to see and know the nearby Islands of Columbretes without going out of the Planetarium. The...

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  • CATHEDRAL OF CASTELLON

    The cathedral of Castellon was initially constructed as a Gothic church towards the end of the 13th century. After a fire burnt down practically the full structure which was badly damaged it was reconstructed in the 15th century and the works ended in the year 1549. It was once again demolished during the Spanish civil war and again reconstructed...

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  • Square Mary Augustine

    This gardened square is the largest in central Castelló. It is surrounded by official and government buildings, like the Provincial government and the Vice-Representation of the Central Government.

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  • When a Streetlamp becomes an Attraction

    This streetlamp is another of the landmarks of Castelló and the entire square street is named after it. It is a quite elaborate one and, actually, the square is one of the most pleasant in town, lined with beautiful Art Nouveau buildings. It stands exactly on the place where Our Lay of the Lledó was crowned and it is the main gate to the romantic...

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  • King James I

    King James I the Conqueror set the Kingdom of Valence free from the unfaithful oppresion of the Saracenes and annexed it to the Crown of Aragon. It is one of the key figures in the history of the city and his statue occupies a most central position, near the broadest avenue, which also happens to bear his name.

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Castellón de la Plana Hotels

  • NH Mindoro

    We circled the city trying to find a decent hotel close to the center. No matter what angle we...

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  • Luz Castellon

    Pintor Oliet 3, Castellon de la Plana, Castellon Province, 12006, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • NH Turcosa

    Treballadors de la Mar, 1, Castellon de la Plana, Castellon Province, 12100, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Castellón de la Plana Restaurants

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    Rice, Prawns & Artichauts

    by DanielF Updated Aug 3, 2006

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    Favorite Dish: Like in the rest of the Valencia Region, rice is the star of the cuisine in Castelló. Paelles and different kinds of arrosos (other rice dishes) are here readily available, but the speciality of Castelló is the arrós caldós, a kind of paella soup with chicken and vegetables.

    Other famous specialities from the province of Castellón that every visitor should try are the delicious prawns from Vinaròs and the scrumptious artichauts from Benicarló.

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Castellón de la Plana Nightlife

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    Las Tascas

    by DanielF Updated Aug 3, 2006

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    The nightlife ritual in Castelló starts in the area known as Las Tascas in the earlier hours of the night. This area comprises a couple of small streets near the Plaça Major which are full of tapas bars. After a visit to one or two of these tascas, the partying crowd usually goes to pubs or clubs, Botánico being one of the most popular.

    In the summer months, almost the whole population of Castelló moves to nearby resort of Benicàssim. Consequently, if you go to Castelló during this time of the year, you should go to Benicàssim to have fun because Castelló is almost completely dead.

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Castellón de la Plana Transportation

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    Castello train station.

    by alectrevor Updated Jun 26, 2014

    Castello has a new modern rail station. I travelled from Salou at 10-39 arriving at Castello at 11-56. Return was at 16-56 -- >18-56.these were direct trains.This train route is on the Barcelona to Alicante line by the Mediterranean sea coast.

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Castellón de la Plana Local Customs

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    Festivals in Castelló

    by DanielF Updated Aug 3, 2006

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    Castelló, like any other Spanish city, does honour its Saint Patroness, Our Lady of the Lledó, but its main Festival (the Madeleine) commemorates the fundation of the city, almost eight centuries ago. The main activity is the Romeria de les Canyes, a kind of pilgrimage from the shrine of the Madeleine in one of the hills surrounding the city to the co-cathedral. The fathers of city had found shelter from the invading Arabs in that hill and the procession is reminiscent of the day they decided to come back to the plain to take possession of the land where their ancestors had lived before the arrival of the dreaded Saracenes.

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Castellón de la Plana Warnings and Dangers

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    A Dead City in Summer

    by DanielF Written Aug 3, 2006

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    Benicàssim is the main resort on the Costa del Azahar (Orange-Blossom Coast), with large sany beaches and a short ride away from Castelló.

    It is a status symbol for Castellonians to own a secondary appartment in Benicàssim, although the beach is merely 15 km away. Thus, almost the entire population of Castelló moves in Summer to Benicàssim and Castelló becomes a ghost town. The road connecting the two towns becomes also a nightmare at peak hours with the commuters going to work from their beach appartment every morning. These pictures show the area of Benicàssim known as Les Villes, where the local bourgeosie let their villas built in the beginning of the XX century.

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Castellón de la Plana Off The Beaten Path

  • Coves de Sant Josep (Vall d'Uixo)

    I have written this under Castillon, because Vall d'Uixo does not exist in the database of locations. It is approximately 15km East-Southeast of Castillon. Unless you are fluent in Spanish public transport, it will likely require your own transportation.Check the website for exact operating dates, but the tours start roughly from 11am ~ 5:45pm,...

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  • Basilica of El Lledó

    This is a picture of the Basilica of Our Lady of el Lledó, located in the outskirts of the town. It hosts the image of the Saint Patron of the town, Our Lady of Lledó, and is one of the biggest shrines in the province. The basilica is surrounded by orange groves and you get there walking under a tree shadowed alley.

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Castellón de la Plana Favorites

  • Lined with Orange Trees

    Many of the streets of Castellón are lined with orange trees, particularly in the more pedestrian areas. If the winds are gentle, you may be able to smell the fresh citrus aromas as you're walking down the corridors.I do not know however if it is acceptable to take one if you're in the need of a little snack.

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  • Not the most monumental city in the...

    Castelló is not a monumental town, at least not so much in terms of other historic Spanish cities and towns. However, it is quiet old (in 2002 it celebrated its 750th anniversary) and has preserved a few interesting buildings of its historical legacy, as well as some picturesque districts with low-rise, bright coloured buildings, where a stroll is...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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