Villar del Arzobispo


Journey back in time in a getaway that will transport you through the centuries and treat you to delicious gastronomy and spectacular views. Come and explore this part of the Region of Valencia for yourself.

Located in Los Serranos in inland province of Valencia, Villar del Arzobispo is a municipality where different civilisations have left their mark and where you can start exploring the beautiful landscapes of the Valencian mountains. Get your walking boots at the ready and run away to a destination that will immerse you in our history. 

What to do in Villar del Arzobispo

An excellent way to delve into Villar del Arzobispo’s history and heritage is by following “La Huella del Hombre, Caminos con Historia” (The footprints of mankind, the paths of history), an itinerary that you can complete on foot, by bike, by car and even on horseback, if you’re into equestrian tourism. The route will take you on an exploration of beautiful scenery peppered with historic almond and olive trees. 

Starting in the historic centre, your first stop is 16th century Nuestra Señora de la Paz Parish Church, followed by Episcopal Palace, which is also known as Prelacial Palace. This handsome 15th century building was used by King Carlos V as a place of healing. Next, you will head out of the centre to Contrapeso de Torcularium, a Roman agricultural infrastructure. 

You’ll see more of Villar del Arzobispo’s history at the Roman baths, Tapias Necropolis and San Vicente drinking trough. A variant of the route takes you even more wonders, namely La Seña Walled Iberian Settlement, a magical place where you can see the remains of the streets and buildings. 

Also on this route is an air raid shelter from the Spanish Civil War and a cistern built between the 15th and 16th centuries. Another point of interest is San Vicente Ferrer Chapel, a Gothic place of worship sitting next to a ravine. It is believed that a Roman temple, dedicated to the worship of water, was once located here.

We’d also recommend looking around the permanent museum collection at Cinteros House and sipping on a glass or two of Villar del Arzobispo’s Valencia Designation of Origin wines. If you time your trip right, you can also enjoy the local carnival festivities. You up for it?


Country houses
Rural tourism