Discover Castellon. What to see and do in the area

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Hotel Intur Castellón

Castellon

Hotel Intur Castellon is located in Calle Herrero No. 20, in the heart of the city and very close to some of the most significant tourist attractions. The main urban center of Castellon is located approximately 30 m above sea level and about 4 km from the coast, commonly known as Costa de Azahar.

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Castellon beaches

In Castellón you will find wide and warm beaches of fine sand, as well as less crowded and remote coves, perfect for quietness lovers. Castellón has 2 natural parks with pristine coastal areas: the Parque Natural de la Sierra de Irta and Parque Natural del Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca. Diving enthusiasts should not miss the Columbretes Islands Marine Reserve, formed by a group of volcanic islands located a short distance from the coast. You can reach them by catamaran from the marina, in a short excursion.

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Nature

Castellon is also the second most mountainous province in Spain. It houses the Peak called Penyagolosa, known as the “Roof” of the Valencian Community. In contrast to the typical landscape of the coast, the interior of Castellón will delight those who love nature and mountain sports.

Culture

The cultural offer of Castellón is very wide and varied. Below are some of the places and monuments that certainly deserve to be taken into account.

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Auditorium and Conference Centre

The Auditorium and Conference Centre in Castellón, situated 3 km from the del Hotel, is characterized by the asymmetric conception of the its volumes. Light and space become its main characters along with the 90.000 m2 of park around the palace. It´s considered one of the most important lungs of the city, and it´s divided in four areas: Jardín de los Naranjos, la Colina, el Bosque Caduco and el Bosque de Morera. Extend this information by consulting their website: Institut Valencià de Cultura

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Principal Theater

This trapezoidal plant theater, opened in 1894 with the performance of “El Ángel Guardián”, welcomed a multitude of events of various kinds: dance, classical theater, exhibitions, seminars, performances… It’s located only 100 meters from the hotel and it’s one of the most important cultural centers of Castellón. For more information on theater and cultural agenda of the city visit: Institut Valencià de Cultura

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Episcopal Palace

Built in the eighteenth century; this neoclassical building is listed as a Cultural Interest Place. It’s located only 600 meters from the hotel, in Calle Gobernador, 8 and it opens Monday through Friday.

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Museum of Contemporary Art of Castellón

In operation since 1999, hosts exhibitions and varied activities. On Calle Prim s/n, it’s approximately 800 m away from the hotel. You can find more information by visiting their website: EACC

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Plaza Mayor

Entirely pedestrian plaza, it holds holiday and leisure activities in the city. It’s located about 3 minutes walk from the Hotel. This square hosts its famous fountain, the bell tower El Fadrí, the Central Market and the Town Hall.

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Cathedral of Santa Maria

Originally, it was a Gothic cathedral of the twelfth century. Demolished in the late 30′s, its reconstruction wasn’t completed until 2001. The cathedral houses inside the image of the Immaculate from the eighteenth century, as well as paintings and ornaments of great artistic interest. It’s a 3 minutes walk from the Hotel Intur Castellón.