The city

In Castellón, everything is nearby. In our city, the smell of oranges pervades the streets and the orchards are a part of the city’s landscape. Castellón is the capital city of la Plana Alta and it is characterized by a quiet and friendly working environment. The city has around 180.000 inhabitants and it is possible to distinguish between the historic centre, the new neighborhoods, and the maritime district known as el Grao or the port.

The weather is generally excellent which is always an advantage. In the city centre the cultural and commercial life – completely Mediterranean – show a joyful and lively city. The historic centre which still conserves the shape of a Roman camp contains the city’s most emblematic monuments. This historical core was built in the place where once stood the ancient Arab farms after the Town Charter provided by Jaume I in the XIII century. In the city’s outskirts, cultural and sports facilities have been developed. Between the historical core and the sea stands the maritime district, El Grao where all the nautical activities take place.

The urban ensemble of Castellón is only understandable by considering the modern mentality and international outlook of its inhabitants. There is, and there has always been a continue desire of being updated and open to visitors. And that is what is offered along with other variety of attractions such as the sea, orchards, monuments, culture, nature, festivals, and so on.

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