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Castellón is a city in the province of Valencia on the east coast of Spain. Its full name in Catalan is Castelló de la Plana.

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Castellón lies about 60km north from Valencia on Spain's Mediterranean coast. The A-7 motorway links it to Valencia and Tarragona further north.

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The Gothic Concatedral de Santa Maria (co-cathedral of Saint Mary), built in the 13th century and reconstructed one century later after destruction by fire. The present building is another reconstruction after the demolition ordered by the council during the Spanish civil war (1936).

The Ajuntament (City Hall), erected at the beginning of the 18th century. It features a pretty Tuscan-style façade rising up over acolonnade.

The standing alone bell-tower of the procathedral, known as El Fadrí (the single man), built in the 15th century.

The Llotja del Cànem (Hemp Exchange Market), built during the first half of the 17th century to be used by traders in hempen cloth and ropes, a very important activity in the area at the time. Today the building is used by the University for cultural events and temporary exhibitions.

On the northeast edge of the town, at the end of a broad avenue decorated with orange trees, stands the Basílica of Santa Maria del Lledó (European Hackberry or Celtis australis), a basilica devoted to an image of the Virgin Mary found in 1366 by a farmer when he was ploughing his lands. The original 14th-century chapel was extended to its present Baroque form during the 16th century. The complex is surrounded by a landscaped garden.

Bishop's Palace (18th century)

Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló, Museum for Modern Art

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