CASTLES AND FORTRESSES
Els Ports was a boundary land, in which small forts, castles and palaces of nobles and bourgeois were erected centuries ago.
Exploring the streets of the towns in the region offers visitors the chance to enjoy its interesting architectural heritage. Many buildings are privately owned and others have been converted into hotels or other services, so your visit is a truly authentic experience.
Castle, Walls and Towers of Morella.
Morella, is a walled city that impresses visitors with its characteristic and breathtaking silhouette drawn in the sky of Els Ports. Crowning the town, we find its castle-fortress of Muslim origin, strategically seated on a rock at 1,072 meters. The town stretches along the hillside embraced by its more than 1,000 meters of walls, with 14 defensive towers erected in the middle, some of them now converted into museums.
Today the castle can be visited, as well as the entrance to the Convent of San Francesc and the towers of Sant Miquel.
Currently: Today the castle can be visited, as well as the entrance to the Convent of San Francesc and the towers of Sant Miquel.
Office tourism: Plaza San Miguel, 12300 Morella, Castellón.
Phone: 964 17 30 32.
Castillo de la Todolella
An emblematic and majestic defensive building of the 14th century that crowns the village of Todolella. Its beauty and interesting structure gives a special appeal to the population that stretches along the hillside, giving the castle-palace a singular prominence.
Throughout its history, the building has been owned by numerous families. A few decades ago, the current owner, Ricardo Miravet purchased it and restored with the purpose of making it his home. Recently, it has been established an agreement with the town, in order to let the castle be part of the heritage of Todolella, but it is not ready to be visited yet.
Currently: It can’t be visited.
Contact: Town Hall. Ed. El Guerrer, Carrer Carretera, 5-7, 12312 la Todolella, Castelló.
Telephone: 964 17 11 78.
Castle of Olcaf, Olocau del Rey
Castle built in medieval times on top of a mountain around Olocau. Today, only the ruins can be admired, the remains of a building with an irregular shape with two main complexes, the “sobirà” with a prismatic tower and a water well, and the “jussà”, surrounding it with another tower.
OLOCAU DEL REY
Currently: There are some remains of the wall and a circular tower.
For further information: Town Hall of Olocau.