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Fuentes de Ayódar

Municipality located in the province of Castellón, in the interior of the Alto Mijares region. It has an area of 12.04 km2 and is 42 km from Castellón. It sits step by step next to the rambla del Rio Chico and is located in the northern buttresses of the Natural Park of the Sierra de Espadán. The landscape of this town is of Moorish origin and its vegetation of Mediterranean forest covered with pines, oaks, cork oaks and aromatic plants.


Fuentes de Ayódar



The town originally belonged to the Moorish king of Valencia, Zayd Abu Zayd in the thirteenth century, who allied with Jaime I, thus retaining his possessions even after the Christian conquest. After the expulsion of the Moors, families of Godella repopulated the territory in the seventeenth century and in the second half of the nineteenth it reached its maximum number of inhabitants.



The mountainous orography of Fuentes de Ayódar means that there are numerous ravines that flow to the Ayódar ravine, a natural tributary of the Mijares river. The landscape richness of Fuentes is remarkable with numerous routes, trails and caves. The sources are another of its main attractions, as well as the natural pools of clean waters that the Chico River offers us.

On the cultural level, the church dedicated to San Roque stands out, in a baroque style and built between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is simple, with a single nave with side chapels between buttresses, a barrel vault with internal arches and a gable roof on the outside.

The Lagar del Cubo is a curious construction with a quadrangular plan. It is an old wine press where grapes were plowed, abundant in these lands in medieval times. The old Molino de Arriba, from the XV century, located next to the irrigation pond and currently owned by the municipality, is recently restored.


Fuentes de Ayódar



San Antón is celebrated on January 17, where animals are blessed. A "matacerdo" day is also celebrated in the first months of the year. Fuentes celebrates its patron saint festivities in honor of San Roque and La Asunción the week of August 15.