Discover a tiny village with buckets of charm. The perfect place for an unforgettable getaway.

Situated in the province of Castellón, Palanques is featured in “Ruta 99”, a list of municipalities counting fewer than 100 residents. It may be small, but Palanques is a lovely part of Els Ports. Keep reading to discover everything you can get up to in the area and start planning the first of many getaways here. 

What to see in Palanques

Affording spectacular views over the river Bergantes, Palanque is home to La Asunción church, an 18th-century Baroque place of worship which features remains from the Gothic structure and interesting altarpieces. 

Starting at the church, a trail leads to a very special archaeological site where you can see rock art that will transport you back in time. Specifically, the site comprises two rock shelters with art depicting wild boar and goats.

Another site that has survived the centuries is the Roman road whose remains you can see close to “Roca Tallà”, which is an excellent place to go hiking.

A number of fountains pepper the landscapes in and around Palanques. You could take a walk to 17th century Font Vella, Font de la Sabina, Font del Xorret – which is located next to the old wash house and recreational area where you can enjoy a barbecue – Font de la Pereta, Font del Teclín and Font dels Horts. The water in all the fountains is excellent

One of the must-visits in Palanques is Mirador del Río Bergantes, a viewing point where you can breathe in spectacular views of the local scenery. Highly worth a visit to take some incredible photos. Then you could take a stroll through the streets of the village, stopping off to try local sausages, cheeses and pastry.

Palanques also hosts a number of festivities that you won’t want to miss. The August festival fills the streets with activities and a great atmosphere while the Sant Bernabè pilgrimage is a lovely event. So now you’ve got all the information you’ll need, it’s time to start planning your getaway.


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