"Morella and its Castle" Morella by mollymoo0oo0

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The town of Morella

The small town of Morella is to be found in the Castellón area of the Comunidad Valenciana in Eastern Spain. A wander through the cobbled streets feels like a retreat to times long ago... the town is built on a rock, overlooking the Mediterranean from over 1000 metres above sea level, and at the height of the hill sits the castle of Morella. An ancient wall surrounds the village, which reminds us of times gone by.

An afternoon in Morella

A few hours were spent wandering the grounds of the Castle of Morella. Its structure was built by Arabs during the Moor occupation of Spain and throughout history, because of its strategic position, the castle has seen many battles. The castle has been destroyed and then rebuilt by Iberians, Romans, Arabs and Christians. Remains still exist from all these periods in History, creating a wonder to wander around and allow imagination to run free.

On the day when I visited the castle, there was also a Medieval Fair taking place, with stalls selling local produce - cakes, cheese, meats, sweets, as well as toys and crafts.

The rest of the town...

The surrounding streets in the town offered many small shops, mainly of foods, crafts and gift items, and I would have appreciated the opportunity for a little more time to explore. There was also an impressive looking church, which perhaps I could see another time.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful location up in the hills
  • Cons:Far from nearby towns, would certainly require a car
  • In a nutshell:Wonderful castle ruins, a pretty church, and lovely old cobbled streets
  • Last visit to Morella: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated May 7, 2007
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