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Castellón de la Plana

Castellón de la Plana is a city in the Valencian Community in Spain. It is the capital of the province of Castellón and is located in the east of the Iberian Peninsula, on the Mediterranean coast. The city is situated in a fertile valley between the Sierra de Irta mountain range and the Mediterranean Sea, with the Mijares River running through it.

Castellón de la Plana has a population of around 176,000 people and is the third largest city in the Valencian Community. It is a major commercial and industrial center and is known for its vibrant culture and lively nightlife. The city is home to several universities, as well as a number of cultural and historical sites, including the Castellón de la Plana Cathedral and the Roman ruins of Olocau.

The city has a long and varied history, dating back to the Roman period. It was founded by the Romans in the 2nd century BC and was called Castellum Octavum. During the Middle Ages, the city was ruled by the Moors and was known as Qastallun. In 1251, the city was reconquered by the Christians and renamed Castellón de la Plana.

In the 15th century, the city became an important trading center and a major port for ships sailing between the Mediterranean and the New World. During the Spanish Civil War, the city was heavily bombed and suffered major damage. In recent years, Castellón de la Plana has become a popular tourist destination, with its beautiful beaches, historic architecture, and vibrant culture.

Excursion tips for a day in Castellón de la Plana

Castellón de la Plana is a beautiful coastal city in the Valencian Community of Spain. With its stunning beaches, cultural attractions, and delicious cuisine, there is no shortage of activities to enjoy on a day trip to Castellón de la Plana. Here is a list of some of the best things to do as a tourist in Castellón de la Plana:

1. Visit the Castellón Cathedral, a beautiful Gothic-style cathedral built in the 15th century.
2. Take a stroll along the beaches of Castellón, such as El Grao Beach, El Serradal Beach, and El Arenal Beach.
3. Explore the historic center of the city, where you can find the Plaça de l'Ajuntament and the Palau de la Generalitat Valenciana.
4. Visit the Museu de Belles Arts, a museum that houses an impressive collection of Spanish art, including works by El Greco and Goya.
5. Sample some of the local cuisine, such as paella, horchata, and calçots.
6. Take a boat ride on the Mijares River, which runs through the city.
7. Shop for souvenirs at the Mercado Central, a bustling market with a variety of local products.
8. Visit the nearby city of Morella, a fortified medieval town with a rich history and stunning views.
9. Take a day trip to the Sierra de Irta Natural Park, where you can explore the mountains, forests, and beaches.
10. Enjoy some of the city's nightlife, with a variety of bars, clubs, and music venues.

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The climate in Castellón de la Plana

Castellón de la Plana in Spain has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. In spring, temperatures start to rise and the days become longer and sunnier. During summer, temperatures can reach up to 30 degrees Celsius and the nights are warm and pleasant. In autumn, temperatures start to drop and rainfall increases. Winter is mild with temperatures rarely dropping below 10 degrees Celsius and there is usually plenty of rainfall.

Cruise weather for Castellón de la Plana

Our weather forecast for Castellón de la Plana helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 23.9 °C
18.7 m/s
42.1 m/s
48.3 %
24.1 m
74.6 %
1,011 hPa
06:43:39
21:28:23
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 30.1 °C
min: 23.5 °C
14.8 m/s
36.0 m/s
39.6 %
24.1 m
75.3 %
1,011 hPa
06:44:25
21:27:48
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 24.4 °C
18.0 m/s
39.2 m/s
80.3 %
24.1 m
74.8 %
1,014 hPa
06:45:11
21:27:12
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 24.3 °C
12.2 m/s
17.3 m/s
37.0 %
24.1 m
69.5 %
1,015 hPa
06:45:58
21:26:34
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 25.8 °C
11.2 m/s
9.7 m/s
0.6 %
24.1 m
54.1 %
1,016 hPa
06:46:46
21:25:54
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 31.8 °C
min: 26.6 °C
14.8 m/s
14.8 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
53.3 %
1,015 hPa
06:47:35
21:25:13
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 31.7 °C
min: 26.3 °C
13.0 m/s
12.2 m/s
17.6 %
24.1 m
52.5 %
1,013 hPa
06:48:24
21:24:29
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 27 °C
12.6 m/s
13.7 m/s
76.1 %
24.1 m
58.1 %
1,008 hPa
06:49:14
21:23:44
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 36.2 °C
min: 25.7 °C
36.4 m/s
38.5 m/s
0.5 %
24.1 m
41.5 %
1,009 hPa
06:50:05
21:22:57
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 30.4 °C
min: 24.5 °C
20.5 m/s
15.8 m/s
21.3 %
24.1 m
35.2 %
1,019 hPa
06:50:57
21:22:08
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 30.3 °C
min: 24.3 °C
19.1 m/s
17.6 m/s
18.9 %
24.1 m
37.2 %
1,019 hPa
06:51:48
21:21:17
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 24.6 °C
14.4 m/s
14.8 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
51.9 %
1,018 hPa
06:52:41
21:20:25
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 24.4 °C
15.1 m/s
14.4 m/s
0.1 %
24.1 m
61.8 %
1,018 hPa
06:53:34
21:19:31
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 24.5 °C
13.0 m/s
13.0 m/s
1.7 %
24.1 m
60.6 %
1,018 hPa
06:54:27
21:18:36

Cruises to Castellón de la Plana

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Scheduled ship calls in Castellón de la Plana, Spain
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jun. 18th 2025 Wednesday, 18th of Jun. 2025 MS Nautica 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Jun. 25th 2025 Wednesday, 25th of Jun. 2025 Seven Seas Splendor 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 17th 2025 Friday, 17th of Oct. 2025 Emerald Sakara 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 24th 2025 Friday, 24th of Oct. 2025 Emerald Sakara 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 26th 2025 Sunday, 26th of Oct. 2025 Emerald Sakara 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 19th 2026 Monday, 19th of Oct. 2026 Emerald Sakara 12:00 am 12:00 am

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