Intur Castellon Hotel
Travel Blogs from Castellón de la Plana
... and Valencian paella is different. Meat is sautéed in the pan (chicken, pork, rabbit), then green vegetables are added (beans, leeks, etc), then garlic, tomatoes and water to make a broth. The rice is added last and by the time it is cooked, it has that "risotto" look (moist). It is not however the actual paella that makes this day so special......it is the fact that the entire town is sitting in the streets eating together!
The next morning it was like Beirut! The fireworks started at 7.20 am and went on for an hour! This was down on the programme as "Waking Up". We were definitely awake! That evening we were back in town for "Religious procession honouring the Saints"! This one was minus the pets and thundering hooves but still with the better behaved horses plus large effigies of the Saints, which emerged from the church and took up pride of place at ...
... little laneways, taking in all this little town has to offer.
We entered a church celebrating Sunday Mass – a young boy was at the pulpit reading a passage from the bible. The congregation then stood and sang hymns. We stood at the back of the church - how lucky we were to experience such a lovely service.
Walking outside, we ...
Another quick breakfast and we are off again!!! A short bus tour then a walking tour of the city of arts and sciences! We then visited the museum if "las Fallas"! It has 80 years of figures from past festivals! These r sculptures of paper mâché and wood! Each neighborhood sponsors it's own sculpture! When the people wake up the sculptures have sprung up!! Round the clock festivities! At the ...
... they were after business from passing motorists. They were still there later in the day on our return journey so David tooted but did not stop. (I've led a sheltered life!) Anyway, Peniscola, despite its historical background, is now a bustling holiday resort with all sorts of accommodation, promenade, beaches, restaurants and shops, with the old part set on a headland topped by its famous castle. Much of the development came about following the use of the castle as ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility