Discover what to see in Sagunto

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Sagunto is a town with a long history. A collection of important sights speak of all the fascinating events they have witnessed over the course of centuries, and even millennia, while the streets are brimming with the imprints of the past. But beyond spiriting you back in time, Sagunto also boasts great beaches, cuisine and weather, making it a wonderful tourist destination. 

What to see in Sagunto

We recommend starting your exploration of Sagunto at the imposing castle. With a mind-boggling two thousand years of history, this fortress is encircled by fortified walls used to defend the various civilisations that inhabited it. Inside, you will find historic treasures dating back to the Iberian, Roman, Medieval and Modern ages, transporting you and your family back through time. 

Another historic site to put on your to-visit list is the Roman Circus, which originally had capacity for between 15,000 and 20,000 spectators. And then, of course, there is the Roman Theatre. Sitting on the foothills of the castle, the theatre will envelop you in the past as soon as you step foot inside. One of the most important Roman sites in Spain, the theatre has been restored so you can live the history of the monument and even sit down to enjoy a programme of live plays and performances

If you’re interested in this period of history, you simply have to check out Antiquarium Epigráfico. Located in Plaza de San Fernando of the castle, the museum displays a selection of the epigraphic collection from Museo Arqueológico de Sagunto. 

Once you’ve soaked up all the local history and culture, you can make your way to Sagunto port to feel the gentle breeze of the Mediterranean on your face as you take long walks along the fine sandy beach. This is a wonderful place to both lounge about in the sun and get active with water sports such as windsurfing. The beach is fully accessible for people with reduced mobility. Sagunto is also home to two further beaches: Corinto beach and l’Almardà beach.

Traditions and customs are still very much alive here, and no more so than in the gastronomy. Every Thursday, it is tradition to have an afternoon snack of pataqueta, a small sandwich that locals love. Pataqueta is usually in the shape of a half moon and filled with bean and spring onion tortilla or longaniza sausage. If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, make sure you try this traditional snack during your time in Sagunto. 

Sagunto also offers wonderful natural areas where you can breathe in the tranquillity and feel the relaxation wash over you. If you’re a keen birdwatcher, you can enjoy your favourite pastime, observing the local species as they go about their daily business, at marjal de Almardà y dels Moros

All in all, Sagunto is a destination with a great deal to offer, from important Roman sites and an imposing fortress to beautiful beaches and long-standing traditions. 


How to get here:

Via the A-7 motorway, heading south at exit 50 sign posted Sagunto. From the north via the A-7 at the exit for the N-340, and from the city of Valencia on the N-221 taking the exit for the N-340, using the main roads, via the N-234 and the N-340. Sagunto also has a railway station.


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