Orpesa/Oropesa del Mar
Orpesa/Oropesa del Mar
The varied coastline and the simplicity of its old quarter are the two aspects that most stand out from first impressions of the municipality. When you look a little deeper into the customs and traditions of the locality, its historic patrimony manifests its importance, it contrasts with the typically Mediterranean landscape, with coves surrounded with pines and cliffs and an extensive beach, ideally suited for nautical sports. Lately, the old quarter has seen the opening of shops selling antiquities, trying to make this pretty little town on the Costa Azahar the town of the antiquarians.
How to get here:
By N-340 or A7 toll motorway, turning off at exit 45. Oropesa del Mar has a railway station and a bus terminal.
Bring your kids to Mercat MICO, which has weekend shows, concerts, activities and entertainment the whole family can enjoy. Run by the Oropesa City Council, this “market” will take place all around town—bringing art, music, theatre, movies and other cultural events to Oropesa and its surrounding area.
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we kindly ask that you call to confirm that these events have not changed. Thank you!
During the summer months, head to Oropesa and go on a real treasure hunt. (We’re not joking!) This FREE hunt starts in the Old Town, where participants will find clues that lead them to the treasure of Laura Cervellón. (This treasure is believed to have been hidden by the Counts of Cervellón to keep pirates from finding it.) Castellón Tourism has launched this initiative as a fun way for visiting families to learn about the history and culture of Oropesa.
Each tour runs an hour and a half. Reservations must be made by phone at least one week in advance.
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we kindly ask that you call to confirm that these tours are operating normally. Thank you!
Oropesa del Mar City Council wants to celebrate the full moon a little differently this summer. Visitors can sign up for two-hour moonlit tours of the destination, during which an educated guide will walk them (literally!) through the history of the municipality and unveil its must-see hidden corners, characters and best-kept secrets. This is a truly unique experience you won’t want to miss!
Reservations are required and must be booked by phone at least one week in advance.
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we kindly ask that you call to confirm that tour dates have not changed. Thank you!