The 5 best Weekend Getaways from Valencia

5 of the most beautiful places in the Valencian Community. And the most beautiful thing to see.

 

1. Morella

 

Morella. Valencia
                                                                                          
 

Morella is a beautiful town with a population of just under 2500 people. It is located on top of a hill in the province of Castellón. One of the highlights of this town is its perfectly preserved fortified medieval walls and its 13th century castle.

These are some of the most beautiful things to see in Morella:

  • The 13th century castle
  • The medieval city walls
  • The aqueduct of Santa Lucía
  • The Solariega houses
  • The medieval icehouse
  • The prehistoric caves

(Photo by Luigi)

 

2. Peñíscola
Peñíscola. Valencia
                                                                                   
 Peñíscola is located by the seas side, also in the province of Castellón. It has a population of just under 7500 people. Just like Morella, it is a fortified town and its Papa Luna castle was buit by the Templars in the 14th century.

These are some of the most beautiful things to see in Peñíscola:

 

  • The Papa Luna castle
  • La casa de las Conchas (the house of Shells)
  • The Santa Ana hermitage
  • El bufador

   (Photo by Zoi Koraki)

 

3. Bocairent

 

Bocairent. Valencia
 

With a population of just over 4000 Bocairent is one of the most beautiful towns in the province of Valencia. It has very narrow streets and staked stone wall houses. There were some archeological findings in the area, in the Vinalopó and Sarsa caves, that date all the way back to the Neolithic period.

These are some of the most beautiful things to see in Bocairent:

  • The Mariola tower
  • The rock monastery
  • The Moorish caves
  • The bullring

(Photo by Xavier)

 

4. Castell de Guadalest

 

Guadalest. Valencia

 

This small town with a population of just over 200 people is located in the province of Alicante. Its houses seem to sprout out of the rocks and beneath them lays the Guadalest dam. In Castell de Guadalest you can visit not one but two castles, both dating back to the 11th century.

These are some of the most beautiful things to see in Castell de Guadalest:

  • The Villa
  • The San José castle
  • The Alcozaiba castle
  • The Orduña house
  • The 12th century prison
  • The parish church

(Photo by miqueSi)

 

5. Chelva
Chelva. Valencia

                                                                                      

 

Chelva is located in the province of Valencia and has a well preserved cultural and historic heritage. This town dates back to Roman times —although some Neolithic sites have been discovered in the area—and is characterised by the cultural variety that lived here until the Reconquest.

Here you can do the ruta del agua (water route) which starts from the main square, takes you through the Arab neighbourhood of Benacacira, the Jewish neighbourhood Azoque, the Moorish neighbourhood Arrabal and the medieval Christian neighbourhood.

 

These are some of the most beautiful things to see in Chelva:

  • La Torrecilla (the little tower)
  • El Consejo de la Villa (old city hall)
  • The Viscount palace
  • The Bullring

(Photo by Antonio MarínSegovia)

Text:

Tatiana Pérez Ruiz

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