Located in Baix Maestrat, Xert may be small but it’s surrounded by big and breathtaking landscapes. The ideal destination for a country getaway,
Xert is situated in one of the most spectacular parts of the province of Castellón. A small village, it is the perfect place to soak up some history, roam the landscapes and enjoy the delicious local gastronomy. Shall we take a look at everything you can see and do in the destination?
What to see in Xert
Xert is enveloped in a landscape of beautiful peaks and plateaus, such as Turmell and Les Moles. The small hamlet of Anroig is located in the municipality alongside all sorts of structures related to the world of agriculture, such as fountains, mills, farmhouses and much more.
The area is a haven for lovers of outdoor pursuits. You can take on the challenges of La Moleta via ferrata, rock climb over 900 routes and go caving in cueva de Xert and cueva Avenc de Comanegra.
If you enjoy walking, you can follow the many trails that will lead you up to Redona, Llarga and Murada plateaus where you will find an archaeological site. Putting one foot in front of the other you will come across the beautiful Medieval village of La Barcella with its Baroque chapel, La Senieta bridge, El Molinar fountain, millennial olive trees and even El Turmell ice house.
Once you’ve returned to the village, we recommend strolling up to the Poble Vell district, defined by narrow streets, porticoed squares and buildings dating back to the 13th century like the parish church. Palacio de los Condes de Pestagua and the old council building are two other sites that you’ll want to see as part of your explorations.
And to conclude your time in Xert, we’d recommend sitting down to enjoy some of its traditional dishes, such as meat cooked al tombet with rollitos de aguardiente and cuajada for dessert. And then there are all the local cheeses, brandy and olive oils, the perfect souvenir to take home with you.