Sitting on the shores of the river Tuéjar, Calles is an excellent destination for a country getaway with spectacular views over the surrounding scenery.
Located in the province of Valencia, Calles is a pretty little village where you can find wild nature, striking landscapes and an incredible aqueduct Peña Cortada. This is a destination that is ideal for a family getaway in the countryside. Keep reading to discover everything you can get up to here.
What to see in Calles
Calles sits on the banks of not one but two rivers: the Turia and the Tuéjar, which is also known as the Chelva. Sitting on an elevated rock in the midst of the valley is Calles, a small village whose twisty turny streets - dating back to the Moorish period - will get you reaching for your camera at every bend.
Take a wander around the village and before long you’ll come across the 17th century parish church dedicated to Purísima Concepción, and the chapel, as well as a ceramic panel in honour of San Roque, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de las Ranas, and a shrine in honour of our Lady of Lourdes.
Calles is a great walking destination with a number of trails for you to explore. There’s the historic trail through the centre of the village, the Roman aqueduct trail, the peaks of La Serranía trail, the Fuente Alta and Fuente la Losa recreational areas trails and the trail through the millennial olive trees.
With its mountains and abrupt riverscapes, the scenery in and around Calles is spectacular. Other landscapes that are well worth visiting are Cerrada, and the Hocino, Zurdo, Tío Roque, Agua Salada and Mas del Herrero gorges. You can also walk to Torre Castro, a Medieval watchtower which played an unexpectedly important role in the First Carlist War.
So have we convinced you to come and visit Calles? Start planning your trip and get ready to fall in love with the village and the surroundings. You’re sure to come back home with plenty of photos to show off.