Sun, 16 Apr|
Caves of San José & Vilafamés
The Caves, which sometimes are called “the heart of the earth” are full of stalactites and stalagmites that you can enjoy during the boat ride. After the caves we will go to Vilafamés, a beautiful town that joined the official list of Spain’s Most Beautiful Towns in 2015.
Time & Location
16 Apr, 08:30 – 19:00
València, Av. d'Aragó, 31, 46010 València, Valencia, Spain
About the Event
A 2,5km long underground river of San José with rocky landscapes maintains the temperature of + 20 degrees Celsius and is considered the longest navigable underground river in Europe. The Caves, which sometimes are called “the heart of the earth” are full of stalactites and stalagmites that you can enjoy during the boat ride as well as some cave drawings left centuries ago. After some reconstructions and light installation in 1920’s, the route became more open to tourists and much safer.After the caves we will go to Vilafamés, a beautiful town that joined the official list of Spain’s Most Beautiful Towns in 2015. Vilafames is a town painted in a palate of rustic browns and whitewashed hues with streets filled with history, culture, gastronomy, and relaxing atmosphere. Vilafamés stands out with its Arab origin old town dating back to the 11th century as well as its castle resting on the hill above the city. The castle with an amazing panoramic view was built in the 14th century and was a strategic location during the wars. Rock stone predominates in all of the constructions of the old town, likewise the historical set of Vilafamés is declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 2005. In 1938 some of the old towns was destroyed by warplanes during the Spanish Civil War, however in the 1970’s painters discovered the town, fell in love with it and started to reconstruct it to its current glory. You can’t miss a visit to this idyllic town with narrow streets and charming houses!