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Castellón Travel Guide

Castellon is one of the most relaxing and sought-after tourist attractions in the country of Spain . Fadrell s Moorish Castle is the primary area where Castellon had its first inhabitants. It is located at the high points of the Desert Mountains and below it is a view of breathtaking landscape, with lush greeneries surrounding the place. Since then, the original inhabitants of the area became the founders of Castellon.

In 1233, James I conquered Castellon and later on gave Ximén Pérez d'Arenósjurisdiction over the place. Under d'Arenós ruling, the locales relocated to the area of Benirabe farmstead. Since then, Bernirabe became the very core of the city where many of the citizens resided and where most events took place.

In the Middle Ages, Castellon was surrounded by high towers and moats to protect it from invaders. A local church was also built within the walls of the city. During the mid- 15th century, the said church became a procathedral, making it a momentous landmark in the religious history of Castellon.

In 1366, a very significant event occurred, marking Castellon s historical record. A man named Perot de Granyana, a humble ploughman, discovered the image of the Virgin of Lledó buried under thick earth. Since then, the Virgin of Lledó has become the town s patron saint.

During the 17th and 18th centuries, Castellon played a major role against the Germans. The city supported Charles of Austria , the archduke. Then, in the 19th century, Castellon s walls were brought down and expanded the city s territory to the rest of its neighboring areas. In 1833, Castellon was subordinate under the definitive jurisdiction as a province. Under such circumstances, Castellon de la Plana was named the capital of the city. Up until today, the capital of Castellon remains the same.

In the 19th century, Castellon began to grow and reach the early stage of modernization. Public and commercial establishments began to rise one by one. The first modernist building was built during the surge of civilization in the city. A provincial hospital was set up to provide medical services to its local residents. Entertainment was given a new light when various commercial enterprises began to emerge in the city. The Main Theatre, the Casinos and the Ribalta Parks were one of the firsts signs of a splendid recreational place Castellon was set to become. Consequently, the city began to grow and progress. Its very own port was widened to give way to more visitors coming aboard. Because of the growing number of population in the city, avenues were even extended, making the seafront very accessible to everyone. Castellon s very own railway, Valencia - Castellón de la Plana, also paved way to the city s improved mode of transportation. The Pandarelo, a narrow-gauge additional railway, was also added to complete the set up. This way, Castellon was easily connected to its surrounding towns. Consequently, local tourism and the city s local industries began to progress rapidly. The ceramic industry then and now, is one of the primary livelihoods in the humble town of Castellon.

To this date, the city population is estimated to be at 140,000 and still growing. It has been a known city of artistry and craftsmanship. Manufacturing companies of high quality arts and crafts make the city of Castellon proud of its very own talented residents.

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