Discover the history and landscapes of an extremely charming part of the province of Castellón. Start planning your trip to Vila-real.
Vila-real is a destination combining sights, nature areas and traditions, making it a fascinating place to visit. If you’re in the mood to come for an explore and lap up the culture and nature, keep reading to discover everything there is for you to get up to.
What to see in Vila-real
There’s plenty to see in Vila-real. Start your sightseeing at San Jaime Apóstol Archpriest Church, a magnificent 18th-century Neoclassical place of worship sitting in the heart of the town. Your next stop should be the Walls of Vila-real, which date back to the 13th century. The stretch known as “Torre Motxa” is still standing.
Plaza Jaime I El Conquistador is a porticoed square that is a living example of the destination’s medieval architecture. You are sure to get some great photos. Next up is San Pascual Bailón Monastery, which has the largest rolling bell in the world, a wonderful carillon, and the sarcophagus and the old cell of the patron saint of Vila-real. It’s tradition for visitors to get the “cordonet”, a talisman, so don’t forget. El Carmen Convent is another sight worth putting on your list.
Venture a little outside the centre of Vila-real and you’ll find Nuestra Señora de Gracia Chapel, built between the 16th and 18th centuries, located in El Termet nature area. This area, which sits next to Calduch Botanical Route, is part of the Mouth of the River Millars Protected Landscape. We’d recommend spending a few hours exploring this natural beauty spot. Likewise, make your way to Santa Quiteria Bridge, also known as the Roman Bridge, which crosses the River Mijares between Almassora and Vila-Real.
If you’re in the mood for an exhibition during your time in Vila-real, you won’t want to miss the Polo House Town Museum where you can gaze at the significant paintings on display. Additionally, El Convent is sure to be of interest, with its innovative art in different formats.
Vila-Real’s calendar contains some interesting events, including the traditional San Pascual Festival in May, Santa Caterina Fair in late November and Holy Week, a wonderful occasion. Start planning your trip to this excellent destination today.