Discover what to see in Fanzara
Located in the Alto Mijares county in the province of Castellón, Fanzara is a municipality that dates back to Arab times. Surrounded by mountains and sitting on the banks of the river Mijares, the village is an idyll where you can escape your routine and reconnect with nature. It is also a well-known destination for urban art and you will see artwork wherever you look.
What to do in Fanzara
The best way to explore Fanzara is at a leisurely pace. With the foundation of the Museo Inacabado de Arte Urbano (the Unfinished Museum of Street Art), the small village has become somewhat of a mecca in the world of urban art. Whichever way you turn - on the façades of the houses, in the squares and any other surface you can imagine - you will see work by artists from all over the world. A village that has certainly achieved its aim of showcasing this genre of art.
Opening over six years ago, MIAU displays large-scale graffiti pieces by internationally renowned artists. There are over 160 pieces of work for you to gaze and marvel at during your time in the village.
Artists from all over the world have travelled to Fanzara to leave their mark. Spanish artists Alberto Montes and Doa Ocampo, Uruguayan collective Colectivo Licuado, the Chilean artist Mono González and the British artist Anna Willow are just some of many. And then there are all the works that are yet to be created for Museo Inacabado de Arte Urbano. Come along to see the constantly evolving façades.
But art is not all there is to enjoy in Fanzara: the naturescape is also absolutely stunning. Close to the village there are a number of different hiking routes that will take you up into the surrounding mountains. Along the way, you will discover sights of wonder, such as the ruins of Fanzara castle and Cueva de la Muela, which is an awe-inspiring cave that was created over many years as the limestone eroded. And if you get a bit hot during your walk and want to freshen up, you can take an invigorating dip in the crystalline waters of the river.
The inland of the province of Castellón is home to incredible destinations such as Fanzara. Visit the village once and you’ll find yourself coming back time and time again.