Castellon de la Plana, Spain

Located on the Cosat del Azahar, Castellon de la Plana is the captial city of the Castello province in Valencia. It is bordered by the provinces of Valencia, Teruel, Tarragona and the Mediterranean Sea. The Desert de les Palmes mountain range rises inland north of the town.

Founded in 1251 by King James I of Aragon it was surrounded by fortifications and became the a centre for rope making in the Middle Ages. With the city walls demolished and a railway line opening to Valencia and Tarragona in the 19th century, Castellon expanded dramatically.

Castellon del la Plana, bridges the distance between the historic and modern with plazas dating back to medieval times and a bustling avenue called “Avenida Rey Don Jaime” filled with shops and buildings.

One of the most touristic regions of Spain, Castellon de la Plana stretches 112km along the coast with beautiful beaches, rural inland areas and charming seaside towns.

Things to see and do

* El Fadri
* Plaza de Santa Clara
* Saint Miquel Palace
* The Town Hall
* Sanda Maria del Asuncion Cathedral Museum
* Calduch Botanic Gardens

General Information

Cruise Season – Year Round
Currency – Euro (€)
Time – GMT plus 1
Language – Spanish
Land area – 108.78km2
Population – 180,204
Electricity - 2 pin Round pins European style
International Country Telephone Code - +34

Port location – Located 6km from the town centre

Transport links
Valencia Airport 80km
Railway station served by the Euromed Railway Line that links to Alicante and Barcelona
Regular bus service

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