Things to do and see in Fanzara Spain

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Explore Fanzara, a small town located in the province of Castellón Spain, which will captivate you with its famous street art. What stands out the most in Fanzara are definitely its little houses covered in the most colourful and striking graffiti, with the objective of honouring urban art. In addition, you can visit its many historical monuments, stroll through its narrow streets while enjoying a peaceful atmosphere, or visit its beautiful caves and rivers. There are definitely many charming places to see in this beautiful municipality.

It’s the ideal destination for a short break! Keep reading this post to find out more.

What are the best places to see in Fanzara Spain?

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Street art in Plaza de la iglesia, Fanzara @e.tenna

1. Fanzara Castle

On the top of a hill, not far from the centre of Fanzara, Spain, there is the castle with the most spectacular views of the whole municipality. A visit to this castle is a journey into the past. The ancient nobles were located in the most prestigious and upper levels. This gave them partial control of the population that was located below, having a view of what was happening in the town where they reigned.

The castle, despite not being very large, has an elongated and narrow shape, adapting to the hill on which it rests. Its peculiar shape makes it a tourist attraction for architecture lovers.

2. Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

This imposing and majestic catholic temple welcomes you with renaissance architectural features along with a baroque touch that was popular of the time. This temple dates back to the 16th to the 18th centuries, being one of the oldest and most visited in Fanzara, Spain.

The facade is the most eye-catching feature of this architectural jewel, a magnificent example of the architectural classicism of the 17th century. In fact, it is the Renaissance style that provides the features that bring out its architecture, such as the triumphal arch with pilasters on either side at the entrance. Definitely a must-see on your trip to Fanzara, Spain.

3. Calvario Hermitage

Also known as the hermitage of the Holy Sepulchre, it is a building with a Greek cross floor plan, whose interior has a single nave, a projecting transept covered by a half-orange dome resting on pendentives and a straight chancel.

The nave in question consists of three sections covering a vault, whose walls are decorated with mural paintings dating from the 20th century, which are based on earlier paintings dating from around the 18th century. Even walking through its corridors a historical experience.

4. Fanzara MIAU Museum

The hallmark of this small town, which makes it so well known internationally, is the unfinished Museum of Urban Art with the acronym MIAU. Here you can enjoy incredible street art on the facades of the houses located in the Plaza de la Iglesia in Fanzara, Spain.

You can walk through this quiet little town in the province of Castellón; through its narrow streets and picturesque houses that give it a touch of life. Come and take the best pictures with the different murals of MIAU. There is no destination with a better display of creativity than Fanzara. It is an ideal place to go with or without children and spend an afternoon enjoying this open-air museum and its pleasant atmosphere.

It should be remembered that urban art is a marvel, modern art that has helped to re-establish social coexistence through the use of art and culture for the community. This is the aim with which MIAU has been created in Fanzara, what are you waiting for?

5. Mijares River

The Mijares River, apart from being an excellent place to swim with clear and fresh water (perfect for a summer’s day) also has a natural park that is easily accessible to both travellers and locals. All this and more makes the Mijares River a place you must not miss, as it is perfect for all ages. In addition to the cool waters, there is plenty of space for the whole family.

6. Cima del Turio

The Cima del Turio is a place of great interest for sports tourism, as you can walk through its extensive vegetation along a route that bears the same name as this colony. Once at the top, you can appreciate the great views provided by the altitude of this mountain full of life and colour.

7. Muela Fanzara Cave

This is a long walk along a signposted path that leads to the Cueva de la Muela. During this route, you can see how close this village is to other popular places in the province of Castellón, such as Penyagolosa and the river Mijares.

We invite you to explore the limitations of Fanzara, where you can hike through this wooded and green cave. Once at the top, you can explore the interior and also admire the beautiful valley of Ayodar. Don’t forget to bring your camera and capture some of Fanzara’s green landscapes.

8. Sichar Reservoir, near Fanzara Spain

The Sichar Reservoir is a spectacular construction, which will leave you speechless once you see it from afar given its immensity. That is why it is very difficult to skip it. This dam is a very popular place in Fanzara. As well as attracting the attention of travellers, it also plays a vital role in the stability of the city.

If you are looking for a place to spend a pleasant day with the family and to practice water sports, we recommend this place. It has tables, shops and restaurants where you can spend the afternoon.

The climate is pleasant and there is ample space to stroll and see the nature that surrounds Fanzara, Spain. This place is a must for any visitor who loves heights and open fields, where clean air flows.

It is worth mentioning that the little ones can also have a great afternoon. However make sure they are supervised by an adult, as the crystal clear waters are very deep. It is not recommended to leave the little ones alone.

How to get to Fanzara, Spain?

The route you can take to get to Fanzara depends a lot on which city you are in. To get there, most of the time, you have to travel to a nearby destination by land, such as by car or bus, as Fanzara does not have an airport. It is best to travel to Castellón de la Plana, as it has airports and train stations.

How to get around Fanzara, Spain?

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Street Art in Fanzara @artemoderno

As it is a very small town, you don’t even need to hire a car or take a taxi, because you can see everything this magical town has to offer on foot. However, there will be places in the surrounding area where cycling is recommended if you prefer a more sporty experience.

What is the best time to visit Fanzara?

Summers in Fanzara are hot and clear and the average temperature is between 29°C and 32°C. Winter, on the other hand, is cold and lasts longer. Here you will find a temperature of about 4°C.

So, what is the best time to visit Fanzara? Summer is definitely the best option. This is because the days are sunny and do not restrictw your outing to wander the streets. Plan your trip from June to September, you’ll love it!

Itinerary for your trip to Fanzara

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Street Art Fanzara @artemoderno

Being a small town, Fanzara has few places to see, but the ones it has are enough to make you fall in love and want to come back. Discover each place and add it to your itinerary on Passporter, so you won’t forget it once you’ve arrived in Fanzara.

What to see in 1 day in Fanzara, Spain?

As it is a small town, the places are close to each other. However, there are certain places which, due to their size or content, should be visited at your own pace.

  • Fanzara MIAU
  • Castle of Fanzara
  • Church of Our Lady of the Assumption

What to see in 2 days in Fanzara, Spain?

It is possible to visit Fanzara in its entirety in just 2 days. Make the most of your second day and explore the rivers, caves and hills that this small and charming village has to offer.

  • Top of the Turio
  • Mijares River
  • Calvario Chapel
  • Sichar Reservoir
  • Cave of La Muela Fanzara

How to organise your travel itinerary to Fanzara, Spain?

You can get organised before travelling to Fanzara, using the recommendations in this post and on the Passporter website or app.

With the app you can:

  • Get inspiration from the experiences of other travellers.
  • Save valuable information about the destinations you want to visit that you have found on the internet. Just install the Chrome extension and save everything useful for your trip.
  • Save your tickets and reservations.
  • Organise your route on Google maps with your accommodation as the starting point or any other that you indicate.
  • Know the best travel option for each place.
  • Finally, save and share photos and experiences of the different places you have visited on your Passporter traveller profile.

For more information, you can read our post: How to create a travel itinerary with Passporter.

Frequently asked questions about a trip to Fanzara

Where is Fanzara located?

It is located in the province of Castellón. More specifically, this village lies at the bottom of a valley separated by the river Mijares, only 32 km from Castellón de la Plana.

Where to eat in Fanzara, Spain?

After your tour of Fanzara, you’ll want to know where to eat. For this reason, we invite you to try different restaurants, with a wide variety of food.

If you prefer Spanish food, go to the restaurant Bar d’Abajo. If you prefer Italian food, La Piazza restaurant is a good choice. On the other hand, you can also find Japanese food at Asoko Onda. Hurry to Fanzara to enjoy these amazing dishes.

Where to sleep in Fanzara, Spain?

Check out the following value for money accommodation, where you can rest comfortably, so you can continue exploring the sights in Fanzara.

Castellet Fanzara: you will find a large garden, free WiFi, kitchens with fridge and private bathroom with shower, with free toiletries. 60 Euros/night.

La Casita De Maria: stands out for its incredible view of the mountains and the village. This flat has a living room, dining room, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. It costs approximately 90 Euros per night.

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