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Farmhouse El Castillo

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  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bath
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The farmhouse El Castillo is located in the town of Chulilla located about 65 kms from Valencia capital. It is located in the upper part of the village on a street away from the noise of the square, has no neighbors around and the street is practically for the guest. It has 3 rooms, one with a single bed, another room with bunk beds and another double room, all of which have fitted wardrobes and windows overlooking La Muela.

The space
Chulilla

The population:

Small mountain village, of primitive origin, on the side of the remains of a castle, located 65km from the city of Valencia. In the old town, bordered by the walls and the river Turia, stands out the narrow winding streets and the typical white houses of Arabic tile, giving one of the most picturesque images of the region of Los Serranos.

The surroundings:

The surroundings of the town of abrupt orography, caused in large part by the erosion of the Turia River, present the right conditions to enjoy activities related to nature. Landscape enclaves, hiking trails, climbing walls… mark the Chulillano environment.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Refrigerator

Where you’ll be

Chulilla, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain

Chulilla is for many synonyms of health and wellness, not in vain the virtues of the waters of its famous spa have been its main attraction for many years. But, the Roman Luliella and the Muslim Xulella have much more. Its castle and the convoluted alleys that run at its feet, walks along the banks of a generous river Turia and a surprising indoor gastronomy, are other gifts that Chulilla offers to the visitor.

The road that directs us to the Villa, runs through a plain dedicated to irrigated cultivation. A few minutes after crossing a pine forest, we began to observe the first houses. These are of modern construction, and have been located around the Chapel of Santa Barbara. This hermitage is named because the patron saint of the village rests there year-round. It was built in 1364 and renovated in 1730, although a few years ago it was restored. From this place, you can see the town, which is built on the skirt of a Muslim castle, and in which the bell tower of the church of Our Lady of the Angels stands out.


Chulilla is a white village embedded in the skirt of a hill crowned by a fortress of Muslim origin and embraced by the Turia River that still maintains an important flow. The river, which is present in the life of the village, forms a closed meander that borders the municipality carving a formidable canyon of vertical walls. At the top of the hill, the well-preserved walls of its fortification suggest an intense past, full of intrigues and struggles for an enclave of great strategic importance as a place of passage.

Chulilla is a rampant town whose east-facing white houses face the hill following the level curves. Little has changed since the Puebla Charter was granted to the Christian minority in 1340. Its convoluted streets and peaceful people immerse us in such tranquility that it seems impossible to find it so close to Valencia, one of Spain's most popular cities.


There are many attractions of the villa, located in the heart of the mountain range, attractions that, as we will see now, will satisfy those in love with history, hikers and climbers, naturalists and fans of geology, and that not to mention those who want to dispense with the burdens of current life letting themselves be seduced by the curative stays in the spa. We also have hiking and cycling trails, as well as a magnificent tourist office in which we will inform you of the things to visit in this magnificent town.


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The festivities of Chulilla are very lively, especially during the celebrations that announce the arrival of spring, Los Mayos, with its ironic songs about the current situation of the people to the rhythm of the jota; irony that everyone bears with the sweetness of the reguiños, the pastas that they make these days. The real protagonists of these festivities are the four majors, two workers -girls of about 20 years- and two vases -two girls-, all dressed in the typical costume of chulilla. The feasts of the Blessed Christ take place in September and are very showy because the streets are decorated with ornamental crosses, which is the most beautiful, to obtain the prize for the best cross.

Not to be in Valencia, the typical dish of Chulilla, is the paella, its gastronomy is Recia and powerful as it corresponds to the inland areas. Here, we can taste dishes such as the churra pot, kale pot, serrano gazpacho and delicious sausages.


After a brief break explaining the festivals and gastronomy of the town, I will explain the church of Our Lady of the Angels, which is located in the heart of the town. Built on a mosque between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries, it originally consisted of a rectangular nave, but later it was added the bell tower, the sacristy and a chapel. Among its varied baroque ornamentation stands out a tiled plinth from the 16th century - the brother of the one in the church of Corpus Christi in Valencia -, a polychrome wood carving of the Virgin and Child, also from the 16th century, and a canvas of the Madonna del Castillo with Child from the 17th century.

To observe the surroundings of the village, I will explain where the two viewpoints are located. The first, is that of La Peñeta. Selocaliza at the end of Calle Mayor. Our feet the fertile vega del Turia that is offered to us without veils. The river runs meekly and farmers perform in their small fields the tasks that at that time of year touches. In the background, you can see the Chiva mountain range and behind it the window of the Castle – through which the Moorish queen, took off to go and see her lover, who was a Christian. Through that window, one day he hung up and the brunette killed herself. "From there, we follow Mayordi Street towards the Barony Square, once there, we cross it and continue on San Juan Street, a few meters turn left and enter Las Cuevas Street, at the end of this street we find the viewpoint of Las Cuevas. In this one, we observe how the river runs boxed all over the Turia canyon, also, we observe how the fruit that prevails is the carob tree -because it grows very well in dry areas-, on the left side we see the Castle, the Hunters' table.

To go to the castle, you just have to take one street after another upwards, as the Château de Chulilla is like Rome. We crossed the door crowned by a half-point arch. Upon arriving at the tower of the stately enclosure, we observed Chulilla from above, as if we were doing so from the Muela, a mountain that protects the town. Taking advantage of the fact that we are in the Castle, and that it has a lot of history, I will tell you the story of Chulilla.

"With the Romanization of these villages were abandoned and their people occupied the plains. Then, in honour of Julius Caesar, the place was renamed Luliella and from this time the cistern of the castle is preserved, a site that remained as a" castros "in Roman times. Being located in an important communications hub, the enclave was soon the most relevant, next to the castle of Alpuente, for many kilometers around. Indeed, the castle, declared a Historical-Artistic Monument in 1981, was the embryo of the population and at its feet there were interesting episodes starring the different peoples who have passed through here. In reality, the walls only defend the southern flank of the population since it collapses to the river unnecessary any other type of protection.

Little remains of the Muslim Xulella. At that time, thanks to a pact established in King Abu Zayd, Moorish king of Valencia, and James I, the fortress remained for a time under Muslim rule. But in 1340, Bishop Ramón de Gastón granted the Carta Puebla for the benefit of a hundred Christian settlers and with them as rulers, the castle underwent its first reforms. These followed one another throughout the 15th and 16th centuries, a period to which the Frailecico watchtower belongs, to the southwest, which dominated that part of the territory. There was no lack of those who used these walls as a prison, such is the case of the inquisitor of San Juan de Rivera, who imprisoned numerous parish priests accused of being heretics here. Already in the seventeenth century, with the sad expulsion of the Moors, the population decreased, thus reducing the importance of the people until there was a new colonization of genes coming from Navarre and Aragon; thus high levels of doubling were reached until the beginning of the twentieth century, when the population decline again occurred as a result of the emigration to the cities, a phenomenon that has reached our days.

The end of the splendor of the fortress must be sought in recent times because during the nineteenth century, during Carlist wars, its walls protected the pretending troops. Up to three strong Elizabethan invites resisted the walls, but finally the government took over and the castle became a ruin. From the castle stands out its access gate with a well-preserved arch of half a tile point, the

rooms of what must have been the guard corps, the Roman cistern, a barbican tower, a circular bastion, vaulted outbuildings and a chapel dedicated to San Miguel. After its abandonment, the neighbors used these old walls as a quarry to easily obtain stones for construction until they began, in 1981, the procedures for its declaration as a Historic-Artistic Monument. Fantasizing with these stories that he has just read, I let my gaze be lost following the meanders of the Turia. In the background: next to the river, a building of nineteenth-century appearance peeps out among the pines; the Chulilla Spa.

Chulilla Spa

Without a doubt, as important as in distant times was for Chulilla its strategic situation and its strength, it has been in recent times its spa. Four kilometers from the urban center, next to the Turia River, nature has wanted to loosen the hot springs, those of Fuencaliente, with mineral-medicinal properties at 23ºC. The surroundings are privileged and the lush garden houses huge plantains and palm trees, laurels, pines, poplars, roses and all kinds of gardening plants; in the middle, a swimming pool always ready for bathing receives the warm waters of the fountain. One inscription recalls that the Fuencaliente spa, now known as the Chulilla Spa, was rebuilt in 1965 by the town. And refurbished 20 years later.

The first written references are from the 18th century but it was not until the late 19th century that a first municipal bathhouse was built. The construction has that aftertaste of decadent air buildings, nothing to do with the modern services and facilities it offers inside. From the parking lot, a corridor covered by splendid climbers, which leads to the reception. Thanks to its specialists, the spa is the appropriate place to combat rheumatism, skin and digestive system diseases, to correct biliary function.

The memories of the locals



Its mountainous location makes its term a good place for country walks, for pedestrian or cycling hiking. Among the various options, let me recommend the ride to the Blue Pond. From the village, a sign will indicate the path, without loss possible, which in half an hour will take us along the river to this small clear water dam that was built to regulate the passage of the river through Chulilla. From here, pipes carry the water below the village to a small hydroelectric station. Today the Charco Azul is an esteemed leafy enclave where young people cool off in the summer. The tour runs between huge limestone cliffs such as the Jewish Rock or the Mosen Rock, which start in the same Turia and during the trip you can enjoy good views of the castle.

To conclude, the veterans remembered times spent in the olive groves, in the almond trees and in the orchards; times in which they made the capoos and the esparteñas in the caves behind the castle on rainy days.

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