Welcome to Morella, one of the most beautiful villages in Spain, located in the Valencian province of Castellón. A place to discover its heritage and enjoy one of the best tourism experiences in the Valencian Community.
It is part of the region of Los Puertos de Morella, of which it is the capital. A corner that has the best opportunities for tourists, who discover here streets full of history and tradition.
Unlike what you might think of a village in Castellón, this one is found in its inland part, bordering with the province of Teruel, has a moderate climate of cool summers and winters during which frosts are quite frequent. But regardless of that, this is a destination to visit any time of the year.
It also has a lot of heritage everywhere you look. Places that we will talk about and that will let you know a little more about the personality of Morella.
For a route around this town, we could put as a starting point its castle, which is undoubtedly the most representative landmark of it. Morella’s castle is also a Historic-Artistic Site, being built on the highest part and from the rock where it is located.
From this same period are the medieval walls that extend over two and a half kilometres and whose height ranges from ten to fifteen meters. But you cannot forget the Aqueduct of Santa Lucia, one of the most surprising works you will find in Morella, a place where history speaks through its heritage.
For lovers of other cultures, the Pedrera de la Parreta is your place to go. An area where a Visigoth settlement from the seventh century has been discovered, one of the most important in the entire Mediterranean area. The Caves of Morella La Vella also say much about the past, in which different cave paintings have been found that are now part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage.
But there is also a lot of religious buildings here among which we highlight the churches of Santa Maria, which follows the canons of the Gothic, the chapel of Santa Llúcia i Sant Llacer and just over 20 kilometres from the city, the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Vallivana.
In honor of this virgin is celebrated the Sexenio de Morella, one of the festivals par excellence that take place every six years in August.
Other notable religious festivities are those of San Julian, the local patron saint, which are held in January or Corpus Christi.
Morella is a land of farmhouses and fields from which you can expect many products that are always featured in their local kitchens. Morella’s gastronomy combines meat prepared in any way, vegetables and legumes. Special mention needs to me made of their traditional cold cuts, among which cecina and longanizas stand out.
We also recommend the typical soup from Morella, and the mushrooms that grow in the nearby fields. Besides, it is a land where cheese is also very important in its gastronomy, with the production of delicious, cured meat products.
No doubt, Morella will surprise you!