Discover what to see in Lucena del Cid

Llucena/Lucena del Cid

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The Region of Valencia offers a diverse range of enchanting landscapes. Places where getaways become incredible memories. Villages where time has stood still and you can be in the moment. Landscapes where you can embark on new adventures and live incredible experiences. Welcome to a village that epitomises all this and more: Lucena del Cid. 

The county of l’Alcalatén leads us to Lucena del Cid, an enchanting municipality in the province of Castellón. Located 568m above sea level, on the foothills of Penyagolosa, Lucena del Cid is also known as the Perla de la Montaña, the pearl of the mountain. 

What to do in Lucena del Cid

With over 130 kilometres squared of nature, Lucena del Cid is located in the mountains and just 33 kilometres from the coast, making it one of the municipalities with the greatest differences in altitude in Europe. These geographical characteristics, the mild winter, cool summer and incredible wildlife make it the perfect place to visit if you love adventures and nature. 

Located on the banks of the river Lucena, the municipality offers a wide range of experiences such as climbing, via ferrata, horse riding, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, caving and much more. A whole host of activities that will immerse you in the stunning Mediterranean landscape. 

The Ruta dels Molins d’Aigua, the watermill route, will take you on a journey through the historic watermills, extraordinary natural pools where you can take a refreshing dip and countless natural sources where you can stop for a moment and just take in the beauty of the landscape. 

Once you’ve got your fill of the great outdoors, you can discover the historic centre of the village. The pretty streets will take you to the ducal palace, "El Castell", which is now an ethnological museum, “l’Oró”, an old surveillance tower dating back to Moorish times and San Antonio Abad chapel.

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The Region of Valencia has been inhabited for thousands of years. Proof of this is the population vestiges found in the last decades and that show how the life of the first known inhabitants of the region in the Paleolithic era and later. Skeletons, paintings found in caves, stone walls, and some remains show us the life and customs of past inhabitants.
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Did you know that the Province of Castellón also has its own pilgrimage route such as the famous Camino de Santiago? In fact, it is a set of ways that have a common destination, the sanctuary dedicated to San Juan Bautista located at the foot of the impressive peak of Penyagolosa. Therefore, these routes are named Caminos de Penyagolosa. They aspire to be recognised as World Heritage by UNESCO, and we want you to know them.
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The mountainous landscape predominates in the region of l'Alcalatén, presided over by the imposing massif of Penyagolosa, the highest peak in the province and the second one of the Region of Valencia. A vast rural territory where rainfed crops, wineries, beautiful landscapes, and places full of history abound.