Come and explore a municipality with plenty of surprises, history and landscapes up its sleeves. This part of the province of Castellón will steal your heart.
Located in El Alto Palancia in inland province of Castellón, Jérica is a municipality whose Historic Centre is calling out to be explored. Start your explorations by gazing at the scenery clinging to a castle-topped crag with spectacular cliffs carved by the River Palancia. With this impressive backdrop, you’re sure to make some unforgettable memories.
What to do in Jérica
We’d recommend starting off in the highest part of Jérica - the oldest walled area - where you can see the ruins of the Castle, San Roque chapel (also known as Santa Águeda la Vieja chapel), the walls as well as La Muela Tower. Then, start making your way down to immerse yourself in Jérica Historic Centre. Take a stroll through the quintessential streets and read the information panels pinned to the buildings of most importance. You’re going to love it.
Next up on your tour of Jérica is El Cristo de la Sangre Church, an interesting Neoclassical place of worship, and the iconic Las Campanas (or La Alcudia) Tower, dating back to the 17th century, a symbol of Jérica with its characteristic Mudejar style.
You’re also going to enjoy taking a look at the Town Hall and the collection on display in the Municipal Museum, which is housed in a more recent but no less charming building. Lastly, we’d recommend setting some time aside to visit Jérica’s Parish Collection in Santa Águeda la Nueva Church.
The time has now come to venture outside the centre to visit other points of interest like the Covered Gothic Cross and follow routes and trails that will take you on an exploration of old trenches, farmyards and water wheels.
La Vuelta de la Hoz is an absolute must-visit. Take a walk through the area embracing this bend in the River Palancia, which has, over time, eroded the wall of the mountain. The scenery here is unique, making it a great place for a walk or a stroll, or to make use of the picnic areas. Climbers will be pleased to hear that there are routes with great views here. Jérica is a destination that has it all so come to enjoy everything and then refuel with a delicious pastel jericano or two.