Torre de la Fonteta
- Calle San Pablo, 9
Torre de la Fonteta in Albocàsser is an example of 16th century architecture in Alt Maestrat. Situated close to the castle wall, the structure was a watchtower tasked with protecting the old town and the local agricultural land from theft and attacks.
The tower is a rectangular structure, though it was originally square, and is named after the public fountain close to it. The façade tells the story of the series of improvements and developments undertaken over time.
Torre de la Fonteta is one of many sights to see in Albocàsser. During your time in the town, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Plaza Mayor, where you will find a parish church, and wander the streets of the historic centre in search of the many elegant townhouses such as Palacio de la Familia Fuster, Casa de Baltasar Pastor, Ermita de Sant Joan and Ermitorio de Sant Pau, which has been listed a monument of national historic and artistic interest.
In this part of the province of Castellón, the almond is king both economically and culturally. Every year, the town hosts a festival celebrating the nut. Come along to savour delicious recipes and products made from almonds and sit down in restaurants serving special menus. So what are you waiting for? Come to Albocàsser to see Torre de la Fonteta and everything else there is to see in the town.