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Being the second largest town in Els Ports, Vilafranca is located in the eastern foothills of the Iberian System, at 1,126 meters. It has a rugged terrain with altitudes ranging from 730 to 1,656 meters, the highest point in the whole region. In fact, its mountainous enclave is what makes this area rich in terms of wildlife and variety of flora. In the municipality, there are places of great geological interest and scenic charm as the ravine Barranc de la Fos, the caves of Forcall or the forest Palomita. Visiting Vilafranca is going back in time and diving into the rural life of yesteryear, in order to discover an architectural asset of great value: the dry stone. These structures made only with stones and the hands of locals have transformed the landscape and left an impressive legacy. In Vilafranca, there are hundreds of kilometers of dry stone walls, walkways, paths, houses and shelters among others. To learn more about this technique, it is paramount to visit the museum of la Pedra en Sec. The old town treasures charming spots, which differentiate the old Vilafranca from the new one. Outside the village, you can discover places like La Pobla del Bellestar or El Llosar.



Town Hall: Of the 13th and 14th centuries, it is a building with several noble rooms, with impressive caisson ceilings made of wood and Gothic windows. It houses the tourist office and the museum of Vilafranca.

Portal de Sant Roc (16th century): The medieval walls of Vilafranca had four entrances. The only survivor is Sant Roc, which made possible the access from Benassal. Inside it, there is a small chapel consecrated to Saint Roch.

Hospital de caritat: This charity hospital is a medieval building built to deliver health care and assistance to the people in need, the poor and pilgrims.

Brusca’s ancestral house: This manor house belonged to the Brusca family, a noble, powerful and influential family who had the most important positions in local government during a long period.

Peñarroya’s ancestral house: Mansion with humble external appearance, with a door with a keystone and the coat of arms of the family that gives its name to the house. It has a ceramic panel that reminds how Juan Bautista Peñarroya achieved the independence of Vilafranca from Morella.

Art Nouveau houses: The textile industry is the most important reason why Vilafranca has a surprising urban perimeter, with historic and modern parts. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, a small local bourgeoisie emerged, enriched by industrialisation, which can be seen in various Art Nouveau buildings like the houses of Álvaro Monfort or Julio Monfort. The Pharmacy or “El Moderno” are also Art Nouveau buildings with great value.

Old school of la Consolación: First of the 28 foundations in Spain made by the Reverend Mother Sister Juana Tena Gascón. It was founded in 1901. In 1921, the nuns moved to the new school and convent until in 1972, when they moved from Vilafranca and it was closed.

Gothic bakehouse: Building with an architecture that responds to the so-called reconquest style, with a succession of diaphragm arches, on which rests a wooden roof. It is currently owned by the Cooperativa de Agroturismo Vilatur Coop.


Pedra en Sec Museum: Located in the former market of the 14th century, it has its right wall covered with pointed arches and Renaissance pilasters on the left side. The museum gives visitors the opportunity to discover the world of dry stone architecture, its techniques and its uses thanks to a tour through panels, models, recreations and projections.

Ancient Town Hall: The ancient Town Hall is a building of the 13th and 14th centuries. It houses the tourist office, an itinerant exhibition hall and two other rooms with a collection of mineralogy and paleontology. It is preserved a Gothic altarpiece of la Verge del Llosar, commissioned to the artist Valentí Montoliu which is considered an authentic jewel.


Santa María Magdalena church, Tower of Conjurar and Parroquial Museum: Nice church of the 16th century with a Plateresque style which combines Gothic and Renaissance elements in perfect harmony. At the rear, there is a tower with merlons, which forms a single structure with the rest of the building and gives the peculiar aspect of fortress. Inside, there is the Museu Parroquial, a parish museum, where you can admire an interesting collection of works of art.

Santuari de la Verge del Llosar: 2 km from the town. Interesting architectural ensemble formed by the church, the inn, the porch, and pens. Sanctuary built on the site where, according to tradition, the Verge del Llosar was found.


Hermitage of San Roque: From the early 18th century, this hermitage has a slender silhouette with a porch on the main facade, sturdy buttresses, and a single nave.

Hermitage of Santa Bárbara: Dating from the late 18th century, this hermitage is an example of a church with a minimal-sized hall plan, featuring three naves at the same height and a crossing covered with a dome.


Caminos de piedra en seco: En Vilafranca tiene tres itinerarios que se distribuyen por todo el término municipal para interpretar el paisaje lleno de piedra y para comprender el esfuerzo de los vilafranquinos: “Les Virtuds”, “La Parreta” y “El pla de Mosorro”.

Barranco de la Fos: Barranco más importante de Vilafranca, por su riqueza paisajística, faunística, vegetal y etnográfica. Profundo valle con empinadas pendientes, en el que destaca el aprovechamiento agrario que tuvo.

Cuevas del Forcall: Entorno natural muy atractivo. Formaciones de piedra calcárea estratificada, que la naturaleza ha modelado caprichosamente con el paso del tiempo. Hay un conjunto de 16 cavidades, colgadas sobre una mole rocosa de unos 200 metros de altura, que unas veces con cuevas profundas y otras veces simples refugios. Se puede acceder en 45 minutos por un sendero que sale de Vilafranca.

Covatina del Tossalet del Mas de la Rambla: Abrigo que conserva restos de un arte milenario conocido como el Arte Rupestre Levantino.

Las Fuentes del Losar: Lugar pintoresco de esparcimiento. Se utiliza como zona de recreo y de juego para los niños, de meriendas y de paseos. Es también un importante descansadero y abrevadero de rebaños trashumantes.

Bosque de Palomita: Formación de árboles, principalmente pinos, en el que encontramos un microclima húmedo, que da refugio a numerosas plantas y a más de 25 especies raras y amenazadas. En la antigüedad fue un espacio trabajado  por los labradores.

Tossal dels Montitas: Montaña más alta de Vilafranca y una de las más elevadas de la Comunitat Valenciana. Gran diversidad paisajística, con bosques de pinares silvestres y encinares, áreas de cultivo y prados. Desde aquí se observan excelentes vistas panorámicas.

Riu de les Truites: Uno de los mejores lechos fluviales intactos de la Comunitat Valenciana, en un entorno de gran belleza y valor ecológico por su floro y fauna.

La Pobla del Bellestar: Uno de los mejores exponentes de la arquitectura rural valenciana medieval. Entre los diversos edificios y elementos etnológicos destacan: la ermita de San Miguel, el puente gótico, la torre aduana de los Brusca, la balsa y el molino…

Escalada: La Gotera es un espacio perfectamente equipado donde se puede practicar la escalada en las vías que hay indicadas en el croquis.


Sant Antoni

Main celebration of winter
Date: Third weekend of January. The first weekend locals go to the mountains to find the trunks and they enter in the town. The second weekend, pumpkin pies are made.

Sant Blai

A mass is celebrated and a traditional festive procession known as Ronda is done in the town center.
Date: Arround the 3rd of February.


Procession to the Calvary on Holy Wednesday. The celebration of the Cross and Holy Hour comprise other acts these days. On Friday, the procession of the Holy Burial is celebrated. On Sunday, the procession of La Trobada, when two delegations that leave the church through 2 different doors represent the meeting between the Virgin and Christ.

La Pasqua del Llosar

Procession to the shrine of El Llosar, a mass and a popular brunch with pastries and milk. Then the procession returns to the village.

Sant Miquel, Sant Isidro, Sant Pere

time to visit pedestrals or peirons and chapels.
Date: Spring

El Corpus

A procession through the old town. It includes the “Altarets” tables decorated with flowers where children throw petals on the image of Christ.

Heart of Jesús

The Brotherhood of the Heart of Jesus organises the Sunday procession the following day.

Sant Cristòfol

Patron Saint of drivers with dancing and food.

Sant Roc

the most participatory moment of the year, with numerous popular and cultural events for all ages.
Date: August

Festivities focused on the visit to 

Festivities focused on the visit to the hermitage of El Llosar. It is a day of procession, mass, popular gathering, musical concert and dancing the popular Ball Pla at night. The days before, there are bulls and dances.
Date: 8th of September




The fair of la Magdalena is one of the main events during summer in Vilafranca. Hundreds of exhibitors of livestock, machinery and commercial services gather thousands of people in the town.

Date: July



Trail running of high level where you can enjoy the mountain scenery of Vilafranca

Date: Summer

Tourist Office

964 44 14 32 .Plz. C/ Sant Roc, 1. 12150 Vilafranca

High season (approximately from June 15 to September 11):

Wednesday to Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Sunday, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Low season (approximately from September 16 to June 14):

Friday to Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM and from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Sunday, from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM.

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