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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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By Road

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

By Air

Castellón will soon have its own airport. The project has been bided for, and the conditions document has been displayed for its construction around the limits of the Municipality of Vilanova d’Alcolea. So far, the air access is carried out through the Manises airport, in Valencia, which is 80 km away from Castellón. This airport connects the city with Madrid, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy.

By Rail

The railway connects Madrid with Castellón twice a day in a four and a half hour journey for 44 euros in tourist class. There are several services connecting Castellón with Valencia, in a 40-50 minute ride that costs 13 euros in tourist class. There is also connects with Barcelona in a 2 and a half hour journey which costs 27 euros. The train station is located at Calle Pintor Oliet s/n. It can be accessed by bus or taxi.

By Bus

There are local, national and international busses. Its connecting points are the Borrull and Fadrell Squares and Parque Rivalta Park. There are multiple daily connections between Castellón and Valencia as well as direct trips up North and to the rest of Spain, with connections in Zaragoza and Barcelona.

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Public Transport

  • Bus - 12 urban bus services that travel around the city.

Number 1. Polideportivo - H. General

Number 2. Polideportivo - H. General (different route)

Number 3. San Agustín - Rafalafena

Number 4. San Lorenzo - Grapa

Number 5. Ribalta - Basílico Del Lledó

Number 6. Ribalta - Benadresa

Number 7. Ribalta - Benadresa (different route)

Number 8. Circunvalación

Number 9. Estación Renfe Centro

Number 10. H. General - Grupo S. Lorenzo (through RENFE and UJI)

Number 11. Rafalafena - RENFE and Universitat

Number 12. Rafalafena - RENFE and Universitat (different route).


  • A 13th century Gothic cathedral
  • The city hall
  • A bell tower
  • A 17th century hemp market




The land produce is the base of a gastronomy that blends international, traditional and the regional cuisines. Rice is the main ingredient and the base of many specialities of Castellon’s cuisine, such as the paella.

However, the sea products also have a special place in the culinary offer, which ranges from the most select seafood to the fried dishes of the most tasty products of the Mediterranean with the suquet de peix (special fish soup) as the most important dish. Seafood dishes, barbecues or “zarzuelas” (fish casseroles) are excellent in any restaurant.

When it comes to confectionery, home baked pastries, “rollets d’anis”, “d'ou” (aniseed or egg rolls) or “coques de panses i nous” (pastry with raisins and walnuts) baked in any oven or bakery. Among the desserts, almonds with honey and the “cuajada” (curd) are delicious, as well as fruits among which the orange from La Plana region prevails.




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