Everything is close in Castelló. In our city, the smell of orange still fills the streets. The orchards are still in the immediate vicinity. The city, which is the capital of the region of Plana Alta, retains the calm and friendly character of a hard-working place. In this city of about 180,000 inhabitants, three main parts can be distinguished: the historic central center; the new modern neighborhoods; and, next to the coastline, the Grau, also referred to as the port.
In the most central part, cultural and commercial life—completely Mediterranean—allows you to see a cheerful and lively city. The historic center, where we can perceive the shape of the Roman camp, has the most significant historical ensembles and museums. This primitive nucleus was born of the ancient Arabic farmhouses after the founding population's permission was given by Jaime I in the thirteenth century.
Cultural and sports facilities have been created in the residential suburbs. Finally, by the sea, is the Grau district, where life-related to all sea activities and our magnificent beaches are concentrated. Castelló’s urban complex is only understood if we consider the modern, internationalist mentality of its inhabitants.
Castelló has always had a continuous desire to be up to date, to be open to visitors. This is essentially what our city offers, in addition to a wide variety of attractions: the sea, orchards, monuments, culture, mountains, festivals... Our city is an example of the quality of life.
In Castelló, the visitor can enjoy a pleasant Mediterranean climate, rich and varied gastronomy full of high-quality products of proximity, excellent beaches, and a natural park a few kilometers from the coast (Desert of Las Palmas). All this without crowds could hinder the enjoyment of your holiday vacations.