Vilafamés

The modern and dynamic Vilafamés has managed to keep its folklore, festivities and cooking and at the same time strengthen its patrimonial wealth and the huge ecological value of its natural areas. The emerging ceramic industry is currently the local economy’s driving force.

A past of several thousand years

The town is of Islamic origin and was conquered by James I in 1233. Its arab castle, which played a historical role as a fortified town, was significantly damaged during times of the Carlists.

A trip through its history and art

Starting a tourist stroll through the town from plaza de la Font up to the medieval sector, one will pass the remains of the medieval walls and the Modernist villas of the 19th century, after which it is possible to stop to contemplate a natural wonder: Roca Grossa.

It is an impressive mass of red rock at the foot of Asunción parish church. In Ayuntamiento square, the town hall has maintained its renaissance proportions.

A visit to Batlle palace, the former residence of the royal administrator and representative of the Montesa Order is also a must.

Nowadays it holds Vicente Aguilera Cerni Contemporary Art Museum with the works of some 400 artists, such as Miró, Chillida, Canogar, Josep Renau, Equipo Crónica and Genovés. The Arab castle is impressive.

Other places of interest are the Sang Gothic church which is of a medieval origin and the Sant Miquel chapel (19th century).

Piques, Bolimini and Clot

3 km away from the town is La Font de les Piques , with its great volume of water forming a waterfall with seven basins.

Its water has diuretic qualities. Bolimini Cave is also in the outskirts of Vilafamés. Clot is a circular cavity with a surface area of 1,300 sq m and a depth of between 8 to 16 m.