The port is about 6 km to the center of town.
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The city isn´t very big and it is very pleasant to walk around its orange-tree lined streets. A stroll around the old quarter (the Plaza de Santa Clara the Plaza Mayor and the Plaza de la Pescadería and adjacent streets) where you can see Gothic and renaissance buildings is a must. Also, a walk along the 'Avenida Rey Don Jaime' gives you another perspective of the city - it is full of modern buildings and shops. In the Ribalta park, you can see the people of Castellon taking their daily walk or just passing the time of day. Another meeting point is the 'Plaza de la Paz', next to the 'Teatro Principal'. A visit to the 'Fadri' shouldn´t be missed.
El Fadri: This is a 16th century, 58-meter high octagonal bell tower. It is the symbol of the city and is located between the Cathedral and the Abbey. The bell tower not only rings on the hour but it is also used to announce important city events.
Plaza de Santa Clara: an open square which also serves as the marketplace. It has a system of modern archways which go all around the square. You can also see a modern sculpture by Llorenç Poy.
Morella: Visiting Morella is like going back in time. This small town is built on a rock overlooking the Mediterranean sea from a height of 1.072 m above sea level. The impressive castle of Morella sits on the top of the hill, and the village is surrounded by an ancient wall.
Visitors will enjoy strolling around Morella's peaceful streets which have a historical and artistic feeling to them. The historical walled area of the town deserves special interest. At the top of the hill, the castle offers outstanding views. Other historical buildings worth a visit include the Arciprestal Church, the Royal Cloister, San Francisco Convent etc.
You can get some very good tapas especially in the bars in the 'Plaza de Santa Clara' and its adjacent streets. You can also find some very good restaurants and tapas bars located in the Grao district around the port.
The euro is divided into 100 cents.
• There are eight different coins: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent, and 1 and 2 Euro.
• There are seven different bank notes, for the following amounts: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Euro.
Spanish is the official language in the entire national territory. However, other languages coexist with Spanish in certain regions of Spain. These are: Catalan in Catalonia, Galician in Galicia, Euskera/Basque in the Basque Country, Valencian in the Valencia Region and a particular variety of Catalan spoken on the Balearic Islands.
If you wish to get online to check your email, or for any other reason, you should go to one of the many establishments that offer this kind of connection: telephone houses, cybercafés, etc. Internet connections are also available at airports, major railway and bus stations, and at some shopping centers. Generally, these services work with coins.
Emergency number: Dial 112 free of charge (valid throughout Spain). Service is given in Spanish, and also in English, French and German in some tourist areas.
The most common business for shops and businesses hours are Monday through Saturday, from 9.30 h to 13.30 h, and from 16.30 to 20.00 h.
Big shopping centers and department stores open from 10.00 h to 21.00 or 22.00 h uninterruptedly. These big stores open sometimes on Sunday.
In coastal cities, in high season, shops are usually open passed 22.00 h.
Pharmacies open from 9.30 to 13.30 h, and from 16.30 to 20.00 h.
In all major cities you can find pharmacies that open 24 hours. Pharmacies
follow a rolling late-hour schedule, which is published in the newspapers,
and is posted at all pharmacies.
The following are the national public holidays:
• 1 January, New Year's Day.
• 6 January, the Epiphany.
• Good Friday.
• 1 May, Workers' Day.
• 15 August, the Assumption.
• 12 October, Feast of El Pilar.
• 1 November, All Saints.
• 6 December, Constitution Day.
• 8 December, the Immaculate Conception.
• 25 December, Christmas Day.
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