If you are thinking to visit the city of cullera, you will find this Mediterranean town, right in the middle of the Valencian coast, in countryside between the land and the sea. Around the” Muntanya d’Orç” and the mouth of the River xuquer, a summer holiday town has grown up combining a well cared for historic centre with the most modern facilities and developments devoted to enjoying the sun and the beach.
Valencia, La Albufera Natural Park, historic towns and countless beaches are some of the multiple attractions offered by this coast. We should not forget the excellent Valencian cuisine, in which rice and products from the sea and the fields make up tasty dishes. The castle of cullera is the most emblematic historical monument in the region and has been declared a Heritage of Cultural Interest.
The Castle was built by the State of Córdoba during the 10th century, to control and defend Cullera city, most importantly the coastline and the estuary of the Júcar River.The Castle became a Christian property in 1239 and belonged to the Order of the Knights Hospitallers. In the 16th century, the castle was instrumental to the defence of the city of Cullera against attacks launched by pirates, which ravaged the coasts of Levante.
Cullera castle played an important role in the 19th century during the War of Independence and during the Carlist Wars, when walls and arrow slits were built along the westerns side and on the Main Tower. The Sanctuary of the Virgin was built onto the Castle in the 2nd half of the century.
The Cullera Castle ensemble consists of the fortress, 2 fortified areas and 5 towers, as well as the alt del Fort.The the Castle Viewpoint offers stunning views over the bay of Cullera, the estuary of the Xúquer and the whole Ribera region.
If you visit cullera city, is mandatory visit Casa Salvador restaurant, It is located in the Cullera,and is known for its two twin houses built int the Valencian Barraca style.
Casa Salvador serves all kinds of rice. The restaurant is usually full,we recomend you to reserve before going.
You can lunch indoors or also out on the terrace overlooking the Albufera. Obviously, the terrace is the most popular place in the restaurant. You can have an amazing dinner overlooking the water is a priceless experience.
Cullera combines history and excellent Valencian cuisine, it is a place to visit.