ENVIRONMENT

Sant Jordi is slightly elevated above the sea level, allowing to have views of the Mediterranean sea, the Ebro delta, the mountain range of Montsià and the foothills of Maestrat.

1) IF YOU LIKE THE NATURE.

You have 3 Natural parks to visit:
  • Tinença de Benifassá.

Natural Park located in the far north of Valencia, Aragon and Catalonia border. Within the park is found the largest reserve of Spanish goats of the Community and is a unique area, the one with the lowest population density in Europe. In Tinença we find architectural treasures such as the monastery of Benifassa that belongs to the Cistercian Order. It was affiliated to the Monastery of Poblet. The Monastery of Santa Maria de Benifassa consists of Church, cloister, refectory, dormitory, kitchen, chapterhouse, hospice, nursing and lay persons bedroom residence. King helped in its construction.

  • The Ebro River Delta.

The Ebro Delta is the largest wetland of the Catalan lands. With its 320 km. surface is the most important aquatic habitat in the western Mediterranean after the Camarga (French Regional Park), and the second of Spain, after the National Park of Doñana. The birdlife of the delta is the most characteristic and its quantitative and qualitative importance far exceeds local interest and has a high international importance. This is the cause that in many conventions in the Ebro delta area appears as of maximum interest. Among other groups of birds, we can mention the abundance of heron, flamenco, stilt among many others.

  • Natural Park of Sierra de Irta.

In the south coast of Peñiscola is found the Irta mountain range, the last virgin mountain range in the Community, a mountain range of 573 meters high and 15 kilometers of seafront. Irta can be reached through the old trails recently rehabilitated with specific signaling pathways. In the mountains of Irta you can visit the hermitage of Sant Antoni dating from the XVI century.

2) IF YOU LIKE RURAL WORLD AND HISTORY.

  • Real Shrine of Our Lady of the Fountain of Health.

Fifteenth century church, declared place of Cultural interest. The Fountain of Health, began to be known beyond the county borders. Illustrious figures in the history of Spain as Pope Alexander VI, Charles V and Philip II, among others, with their visit and interest in the Sanctuary, favored between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries this awesome set was finished. The chapel has two accesses with lintelled covers. Concluding the building with a belfry of the old Gothic church of 1439.

  • Morella.

Morella is the historic capital of the region of Els Ports. The township of 414 km2, is the largest in the province of Castellón and one of the largest in the autonomous community of Valencia. The walled city is 1000 m above sea level and the term between 600 and 1300 meters. Most part of the term drains Bergantes River which is a tributary of the Ebro. Stands out its Museum “Temps de Dinosaures ” with important fossil remains of dinosaurs that inhabited the Maestrat.

  • Sample of Traditional Crafts Sant Jordi.

In early August. Sample of traditional skills with the assistance of artisans from across the region and demonstrations. The festivities of Sant Jordi are in late July by San Jaime.

  • Wine Interpretation Centre and Artisan Cooperage.

Educational visit to the workshop of the only Cooper craftsman in Valencia, information about grapevines, cultivation and wine making process.

3) IF YOU LIKE BEACH.

Peñiscola, Vinaroz, el Trabucador and hidden coves that we will discover you.
  • Peñíscola.

The North Beach is the quintessential beach of Peñiscola. With an approximate length of five kilometers and 44 meters wide, alternating sandy areas (3 km) with big ball-shaped stones at the far end of town. It is a beach with calm waters and excellent facilities. On the promenade that borders it there are cafes and restaurants, kiosks and specialty stores in sun and bath products. Peñíscola has been a crossroads of Mediterranean civilizations where a few have navigated this sea of prosperity and culture. Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines and Arabs appreciated its advantageous strategic location and security and strength. Around the year 1319 passes to the powerful Order of Montesa, which give it in usufruct to the Aragonese Cardinal Pedro de Luna, the same to whom tribute will be paid years later as Benedict XIII, Moon Pope.

  • Vinaroz.

Further north, Vinaroz offers calmer and agrestic coves.