The villages, towns and cities of the Region of Valencia are defined by their diverse landscapes, monuments, recipes and traditions. Each and every destination is truly unique but they all have one thing in common: the relaxed and friendly spirit of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Located in the Plana Alta county, Borriol is one such authentically Valencian village.
What to do in Borriol
A small village in the province of Castellón, Borriol has a long and interesting past. The Roman road Via Augusta once passed through the village, bringing with it thousands of years of history and a number of different civilizations whose marks can still be seen today.
The village has a number of different archaeological sites that speak of Borriol’s past from as far back as prehistoric times. The cave art at Albaroc is a fantastic example of this. Dating back over 10,000 years, the cave paintings here are the most valuable in the Borriol area as they are in an extraordinary condition and still very well defined.
In the centre of Borriol you can stroll the pretty streets lined with charming traditional houses. Before long you will come across Santa María church, which was built in 1982 and is a very much loved place of worship in the county.
That said, the monument Borriol is most famous for is, without a shadow of a doubt, its castle. Perched atop a sheer rock face to the north of the village, the Roman fortress bears the marks of its Islamic and Medieval past. Historians have defined it as an “unassailable fortress” as it was built by the Romans as a surveillance tower over Via Augusta. It is certainly worth a visit for both the history and the awe-inspiring views.