Castellón De La Plana Tourism, Spain

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Castellón de la Plana (Spanish: [kasteˈʎon de la ˈplana]), Castelló de la Plana (Valencian: [kasteˈʎo ðe la ˈplana]), or simply Castellón / Castelló, is the capital city of the province of Castellón, in the Valencian Community, Spain, in the east of the Iberian Peninsula, on the Costa del Azahar by the Mediterranean Sea. The mountain range known as Desert de les Palmes rises inland north of the town. The Prime Meridian crosses Castellón de la Plana. ĊċâÂàÀáÁÇçČčĊċĐđĎďÉéÈÈHistoryThe first known building in the area was the Moorish castle of Fadrell, near the Alqueries de La Plana. The town proper was officially founded in 1251, after the conquest of the Moorish Kingdom of Valencia by King James I of Aragon in 1233. James granted royal permission to move the town from the mountain to the plain on September 8, 1251, and tradition claims that the move was completed by the third Sunday of Lent, 1252. During the Middle Ages, the city was protected by moats, walls and towers, and a church was built, later becoming a cathedral. In the 16th century the town was one of the last strongholds in the Revolta de les Germanies (local guilds). It also supported Archduke Charles of Austria in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–14), but was later taken by the troops of Philip d'Anjou. In the 19th century, the city walls were torn down and it slowly began to expand, a process interrupted by the War of Independence against Napoleon (1804–14) and the Carlist Wars (1833–63). In 1833 Castelló became the capital of the newly constituted province. In the second half of the 19th century, the city again began to expand, marked by the arrival of the railway, the enlargement of the port and the construction of representative buildings (Provincial Hospital, Casino, Theater) and parks. In 1991 a university (Jaume I University) was established, set upon a modern campus. The local economy is based on industry, tourism and craft-work.


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Facts and Stats for Castellón De La Plana*

  • Pollution Statistics in Castellón De La Plana

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    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Castellón De La Plana: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Castellón De La Plana for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Castellón De La Plana.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Castellón De La Plana - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 87.5 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 94.2 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 41.95 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 59.72 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.3 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Castellón De La Plana

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Castellón De La Plana

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.2 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.84 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.37 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 78.6 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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