While there may be no shortage of aqueducts in Spain, the 14th Century aqueduct in Morella are in excellent condition and give an impressive example of the gothic construction spanning the rugged mountains. They are open to the public at all times since they are on public property.Water was brought from the sources of Vinatxos and the Aljub towards...more
First let me tell those English speakers out there, that I confirmed twice that the name is correct. It is Dance of 'the' Death.Inside the walls of the 14th century Gothic style Convento de San Francisco are some limited artistic works from that date since the interior was revamped to the Neoclassic in 1800.But one of the surviving paintings is the...more
If your legs are in good shape, you may be ready to climb the hill to the castle. Seen from the opening photo on my Morella homepage, the castle sits poignantly on the top of the hill, in the center of the old Citadel.However, if that does not give it justice, maybe this photo gives you perspective. The castle, built by the Arabs during the Moorish...more
Built in the 13th and 14th centuries, this impressive (yet modest) church on the hills of the tiny town of Morella is worth a visit.Inside the church, with the other examples of the gotico style architecture is a unique spiral stair case. All sources I've read say it is the only one in Spain. Its reliefs depict various time periods in the life of...more
Morella is totally circundated by Medieval walls. They have arrived to our days in a surprinsingly good condition. Up to seven perfectly preserved gates (Saint Michael, Saint Mathew, Forcall, King's, Studies, Morella and the Ice-storage), several turrets and spectacular views of the surroundings are what you can expect to see by walking over or...more
some general infos about the church:The basilica of Santa Maria La Mayor is considered one of the finest examples of Catalan Gothic church architecture, and features a stunning valued choir and carved stairway. Interestingly the construction of the choir, which is supported on four heavy pillars, employs bands of lead, 400 years before reinforced...more
The 'Iglesia Arciprestal de Santa María la Mayor' is the main building of religious architecture. It was built during the 13th and 14th centuries and it is a true jewel of Gothic architecture. We have mention here the gates of 'Los Apóstoles' and 'Las Vírgenes ',the choir (15th c.), which is isolated and in elevation (one of the few exemples in the...more
Located in an strategical situation on the very vertex where the Kingdoms of Valencia, Catalonia and Aragon come together. The geological carachteristics of the castle of Morella had enhanced a great history of power and aspiration. Iberians, romans, muslims and christians transformed and destroyed, once and again, the castle, palaces and city...more
Carretera Morella-Zorita Km 4, Morella, 12300, ES
This is a picture of a coca de sardina, I do not believe this is a local speciality, but I thought it was photogenic.
As for the Morellan specialities, you should not leave without trying the cecina (dried meat), the Morellan soup, the truffled hen or rabbit and, for dessert, the flaons.
There is no train station in Morella, so the only available public transportation is the bus. However, a car will be very useful to explore the region of Els Ports and El Maestrat at your convenience.Keep in mind however that this is a very mountanious region and some local roads are narrow and winding.more
Morella is one of many towns in Spain that celebrates their festivals with the use of "Gigantes" or Giants.These large costumes, worn on the shoulders of their 'drivers' are used celebratory during festivals to portray the archetypes of the town.Feel free to read my Local Custom tip on my Spain page for more details.These Gigantes were found in the...more
Morella celebrates its local festival only once every six years. It is called hence the sexeny. This festival is celebrated in honour of Our Lady of Vallivena, commemorating the end of a pest epidemy in the XVII century.This festival has a very long tradition and, after five years, people are really looking forward to it and to celebrating a great...more
hwy N232 from vinaros is a very nice two lane highway through the mountains of western valencia provence. however about three miles east of morella it becomes very narrow and curvy. the posted speed limit on the curves is 20k per hour and they are not kidding. be very careful on this short streach of hwy N232.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Although Morella is close to the Mediterreanean, it lyes high upon the sea level. For this reason, winters are cold and even snow is not rare in the coldest months.
have a look at my travelogue, some nice pictures. Unfortunately I don´t remember very well how to go to this artificial sea, too long ago, but it must be on the way to Morella. It´s a wonderful place to wander around, relax without disturbing noise....when we have been there we have been the only people there.