Today we are going to the province of Castellón to talk to you about Vilafamés, a town of just 2,000 inhabitants that is well worth a visit from every tourist who comes to know the rural wonders of the Valencian Community.
It is only 25 kilometers from Castellón de la Plana, between the mountains of the interior and the beaches of the coast. That allows it to be a very quiet place to which more than one goes with the intention of disconnecting.
What to see in Vilafamés
One of the main attractions of this municipality in the Plana Alta region is its castle, which, as it could not be otherwise, was built on the highest point. It is of Arab origin and was conquered by Jaume I, at the same time that he suffered the ailments of the Carlist wars. It has a wall and is well preserved. In fact, on one of the slopes there are cave paintings that can be seen in great detail.
In the most important street of Vilafamés rests the Grossa Rock, a huge rock of more than 2,000 tons that gives the feeling that it can fall at any time, since it is sitting in a fairly inclined position that makes you not trust each time you pass by it.
One of the most recommended activities is to visit a winery to enjoy a wine tasting. Surely the best of all is the Magnánimus wine, a high quality signature wine made by Bodegas y Viñedos Mayo García.
Finally, it is also a very good idea to go to Vilafamés Museum of Contemporary Art, since it has about 500 works of painting and sculpture. In addition, you are lucky to be in a Valencian Gothic palace called Palau del Batlle that has a lot of charm.
Traditional life is shown in Vilafamés 1900
In Vilafamés you can not only go back to the past visiting its picturesque streets, but you can also do it visiting a festival called Vilafamés 1900. It has been celebrated for about 15 years and is a sample of traditional life that transports you to the 19th century.
It normally takes place in late April and early May. Stalls of all kinds are exhibited representing trades and activities, something that can be seen walking down the street or accessing private houses that are prepared for the occasion.
There are exhibitions, one round of ‘Fifths’ through the streets of the old town, the representation of a wedding, children's cucañas, music and traditional dances, the simulation of a bullfight ... In short, boredom is impossible and you don't go hungry either, since in some stalls they sell sweets and salty pastry.
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3 Cims - Vilafamés (January 2021)
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