The history of Castelló Sud’s villages and towns can be better understood by exploring their winding streets and historic centres. Some towns, such as Artana and Eslida, are distinctly Moorish or Andalusian in their names and urban planning, whereas others, such as Nules and Almenara, were founded from scratch following the Christian conquest in the 13th century AD. On an architectural level, the modernist buildings in these towns are particularly beautiful.
These municipalities are home to multiple churches built in Gothic, Baroque and Neo-classical styles, urban chapels and ceramic altarpieces, which is testament to the role that religion has played in the area over the centuries. There are also several hermitages and shrines distributed around its fields and mountains.
Beyond these villages and towns, a distinct hydraulic heritage can be found in the various canals, ponds and motors, wash houses, ice houses, bridges and aqueducts. A special mention must also be made for the drystone construction technique used for area’s slopes, huts, shelters, etc., which was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2018.
Castelló Sud is also home to numerous museums on a variety of subjects – such as history, ethnology, archaeology, mining, medal making and festivals – where visitors can learn more about the region’s illustrious past.