Culla & Sagunto
Medieval Spain can be best represented by Culla which is in the list of top 15 most beautiful villages of Spain (selected by Pueblos más Bonitos de España). Its old town was declared as a Site of Cultural Interest featuring various restored buildings, streets, alleys, churches, plazas and the ruins of the castle all fulfilled with history and tradition.
Culla stands out by its unique geography and sharp contrasts resulted by elevation of the city which ranges from the 395 m to the 1,121 m of the town center. The city is characterized by steep slopes, deep ravines, caves and potholes.
Origins and history: as evidenced by archaeological remains and cave paintings, Culla existed since prehistoric times. The city has an Arab foundation, but because of the important strategic role of the fortress (Castillo de Culla) it was sold to the Knights Templar in 14th century. During the wars in the 19th century the spectacular castle was destroyed, leaving just the structure of what makes up the town today.
Feel the history behind the walls of Culla!
Sagunto castle is one of the oldest and most impressive castles in Valencian community that was declared a National Monument in 1931. From the top of the castle you can enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the city and the coast. The fortress was the witness of numerous historical events in the past 2000 years, including Iberian, Roman, Gothic, Muslim and Medieval times.
History: the castle during the Islamic period is poorly studied, with Sagunto being overshadowed by Valencia at that time. Sagunto Castle was used as a fortress by the Muslims to defend the region, later it was occupied by El Cid and taken by Christian king James I who incorporated it into the Kingdom of Valencia. Sagunto was diverse in nationalities and religions, apart the majority of Muslims and Christians by the early 14th century Sagunto had a growing Jewish population, resulting in the establishment of a Jewish tombs under the castle walls.
9:30 Leaving Valencia
Meeting point Blasco Ibanez 111
11:30 Arrival to Culla
A short break after.
11:30 -14:30 visiting Culla
We will visit the village of Culla. Because of restrictions, there will not be a guided tour.
14:30 On the way to Sagunto
At 14:30 will meet at the bus to go to Sagunto castle, it will take us 1 hour and a half to arrive.
16:00 Arrival to Sagunto and the castle
We will arrive to Sagunto and visit the castle until 17:30
17:30 Free time in Sagunto
Free time to visit the old town, take beautiful photos or have some beers together.
18:30 Coming back to Valencia
Approx. arrival time – 19:30 , 20h
Food and drinks: You can bring from home and or eat at a restaurant there
Clothes: Bring comfortable clothes because we will walk a lot.
Includes: Transport & Traveling insurance
Special 10% discount with a code “LANGUAGEEXCHANGE” till Tuesday 12/01.
The situation we are now, we prefer if you book it online.
But if you can’t, go to the office from 9:00 to 14:00 (only with the pre-reserved appointment (send us an email) or at a language exchange meeting on Monday/Thursday in “Bigben”, Plaza Honduras 36 (19:30-22:00) and Tuesday in “Mercado San Valero”, Gran Via de les Germanies, 21 (19:30-22:00)
Important & Cancellation policy Cancellation policy: If you cannot join the trip, the following conditions apply: Until Monday (20:00): 100% devolución. (5 days before) Until Tuesday (20:00): 80% devolución. (4 days before) Until Wednesday (20:00): 70% Devolución (3 days before) Until Thursday (20:00): 50% Devolución. (2 days before) After Thursday, No devolución (1 day before) Special Coronavirus Protocol. If you feel bad: Fever, cough or Respirate problem , Please don't come at the meeting point. If you show us a a valid paper proof and we will return you in form of voucher. Same apply in case of Emergency(illness, injury or force majeure) These devolution doesn’t include the service fee. Important info: We will always stay as a group, but if you want to explore on your own, it is possible. You will need to inform one of the organisers and be on time at the meeting places on the time of departures. The weather is going to be good on the day of the trip. In case of bad weather, the Trip will be postponed/ cancelled or extra precautions will be taken. (In case you cannot join due to cancelation or postponement of the date, your money will be returned to you). For every trip, there is always a minimum and a maximum number of participants.
Todos nuestro viajes están organizado por agencia de viaje COACAD, con numero de licencia. CV-m-1881-V
All our trips are organised by Travel agency, COACAD, under licence number CV-m-1881-V.