Plan what to see in Castellón de la Plana: Places to visit, history, gastronomy, maps, the weather, cultural events, activities, accommodations, recommendations.
The weather in Castellon de la Plana
The province of Castellón is the second most mountainous of Spain and its capital, Castellón de la Plana is located on a plain near the sea. On the outskirts of the city of Castellón de la Plana we discover a spectacular nature with natural parks and fantastic beaches, while in the city center we find an intense cultural activity.
Castellon de la Plana has about 180,000 inhabitants, but, its metropolitan area exceeds 300,000 so it can be considered a “big city”, and therefore we recommend to visit it using the public transport of Castellon de la Plana.
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From the eighteenth century, Castellon live its maximum zenith is that why the city is dotted with beautiful buildings neoclassical, modernist, eclectic and contemporary to see when you visit this city.
Calls the attention the story of their beautiful Neo-Gothic Cathedral of Santa María la Mayor, which has been rebuilt in the second half of the twentieth century, culminating the work in 2001. Unfortunately the original Gothic church (declared a National Historic and Artistic Monument in 1931) was demolished by the municipality in 1936 with the pretext of urban expansion plan. Of the original church only are the doors and some ornamental elements.
Places of what to see in Castellon de la Plana
As we said before, there are a lot of beautiful buildings to see in Castellon, most of them can be seen taking a stroll through the city center.
Gastronomy of Castellón
Besides all the things to see in Castellon, worth trying its exquisite cuisine.
|Startes||Paella, rice a banda, rissitto, noodles, dumplings and rice olleta de la Plana|
|Meats||Bull beef in sauce, tombet (meat stew with mountain snails), grilled lamb with garlic sauce, Matapuerco frit, rabbit with garlic–oil and baked rabbit.|
|Fish||Zarzuela of fish, a salad of eel, cod ajoarriero, ajoaceite stick (cod and potatoes) and prawns of Vinaroz.|
|Desserts||Malfeta coca, coca of Castello, PA-Noli (jam cake filled with pumpkin or sweet potato), mostachones and Morella curd.|
|Wines of Alto Palancia, Alto Mijares, San Mateo, and Villafamés Useras.|
|Other products||Traditional crafts of Castellón.|
Recommended accommodation in Castellón de la Plana
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History of Castellón
You can not enjoy all the things to see in Castellon without knowing a little history.
|Recent archaeological findings show some Iberian and Roman presence, although is not known its importance as a population center.|
|1118 B.C.C||King Alfonso II, believing imminent the conquest of the lands of the right bank of the Ebro River, donates the current municipal area of Castellón to the Bishopric of Tortosa.|
|1233||The troops of King James I conquered Castellon to the Muslims.|
|1247||Rebellion of Muslim residents in the city.|
|1250||The king provides the necessary permits for the donation of houses and land in Plana to the inhabitants creating a greater population center.|
|1272||The villa is reamuralla thus incorporating its main suburb.|
|1281||Peter III, gives the village the same privileges as enjoyed by Valencia.|
|1296||King James II, returned the town of Castellon to the Crown.|
|1329||Alfonso IV of Aragon delivery as a dowry to his future wife Eleanor of Castile, the town of Castellon.|
|1347||During the wars of the union to put of the Unionist side, Castellon is besieged by the realistic troops.|
|1521||During the war of the Germanies the villa is taken and sacked by the Duke of Segorbe.|
|1534||The pirate Barbarossa sacked the town of Castellon taking captives to several of its neighbors.|
|1707||In the War of Succession, the troops of the Duke of Berwick enter Castellón demolishing its walls.|
|1811||The French troops, commanded by Marshal Suchet, take the village and do not leave until 1814.|
|1843||Due to the resistance of the city to the various Carlist sieges, the Queen Regent Maria Cristina gives to Castellón the title of city.|
|1936||Under the pretext of urban sprawl, the city of Castellon demolishes the Gothic church of Santa Maria, which was declared a National Historic and Artistic Monument in 1931.|
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