Route of the Cathars

The Region of Valencia has been witness and scene of significant historical events that have left fingerprints on our culture and heritage. Do you want to discover a rich and diverse land? Get to know the Route of the Last Cathars, an exciting program that you can not miss.

At the beginning of the 14th century, the Region of Valencia hosted the first large-scale European exodus, where the Cathars were protagonists. Persecuted by the French inquisition because of their religious beliefs, they fled to settle in different areas of our land.

Different populations of Els Ports and Maestrat such as Morella and San Mateu, plus the city of València, were their first homes. Now, 700 years later, we can relive this adventure by taking a trip to discover our medieval past through the legacy of the Cathars, their culture and traditions. The Route of the Last Cathars allows us to know an essential episode of our history.
At the beginning of the 14th century, the Region of Valencia hosted the first large-scale European exodus, where the Cathars were protagonists. Persecuted by the French inquisition because of their religious beliefs, they fled to settle in different areas of our land.