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Guided tours in Castellón. Get to know and visit Castellón de la Plana with an OFFICIAL TOURISM GUIDE, its monuments, museums, parks, places and people.

Here are some ways to get to know and visit CASTELLÓN:

The northernmost of the Valencian capitals is located in its present location since the 13th century. The ancient Castelló, of Arab origin, was located on the hill of La Magdalena, some 40 kilometres away. It was Jaime I of Aragon who, after winning it over the Muslims, authorized the population to move. To this relatively modern foundation we owe a historical quarter collected and ordered.

The Fadrí, symbol of the city. The centre of the old town centre is articulated around the Plaza Mayor. Here, in the oldest place of the city, the Town Hall, the Cathedral and the bell tower of El Fadri (El Soltero) stand. The Town Hall, an 18th century Tuscan style building, preserves works by painters such as Doménech and sculptures by Benlliure. The 58-meter-high Fadrí, finished off with blue glazed tile, is the symbol of the city and its separate construction from the Santa María Cathedral is striking. The Gothic origin of this temple can be seen in its lateral façades, although the rest of the building is of contemporary design. Inside, some of the most noteworthy works of Valencian gold and silver work from the 18th century.

The cultural and social life of the people of Castellon runs through these central streets. The main theatre, with its neoclassical and modernist aesthetics, and the old Casino, a landscaped palace, coordinate some of the city's cultural offerings. The Plaza de la Paz, in addition to housing the Theatre, has unique buildings such as the Casa del Sord, Casa Balaguer or dels Dávalos. Our tour can continue in the Museum of Fine Arts or in the Provincial and Municipal Ethnological Museums.