Municipality located in the Alto Mijares, 42 km from Castellón. Its urban nucleus is located on the banks of the Mijares river and in its 11.8 km2 of extension we find forests of pines and holm oaks, as well as irrigated crops with a predominance of citrus fruits. Its beautiful landscapes together with its charming urban center, its climate and its tranquility make Torrechiva an ideal place to visit.
The narrow streets and whitewashed houses, fresh in summer and warm in winter are the sample of their Arab origin and the survival of these for a long time in this municipality. Although Torrechiva was conquered by Jaume I in the thirteenth century, it was a place of Moors, between 1565 and 1572, with 17 houses at the moment. After the expulsion of the moriscos the population was reduced to minimums in 1646.
This municipality belonged to the dominion of the Duchy of Villahermosa until the 19th century. In the civil wars of the nineteenth century was almost always occupied by Carlists. Torrechiva, has always had agrarian economy, from the eighteenth century to the nineteenth, based on cereals, carob, almond, olive and mulberry.
MONUMENTS OF INTEREST
Going into its narrow streets and with climbing walls of clear Moorish influence, we find the Chiva Tower, from the 13th century, which is located in the old town and from which we can only currently see its façade and its circular structure attached to two houses. We can also learn about customs of life and work in the Ethnological Museum, founded in 1988 by two resident ladies.
The Church dedicated to San Roque, from the 19th century, with a flat facade, with a single rectangular floor plan, consists of a half-barrel vault, forming pilasters composed of semicircular arches, the lateral chapels opening behind them.
Visiting the term we can admire a myriad of sources whose waters have medicinal properties, such as Masadeta or Almayuz, which supplies water to the population. Also they emphasize the one of the Pinar, San Pedro, the Calzadas, among others.
One of the great attractions and a must for lovers of caving is the Cave of the Jews, located on the Mojonet hill and two other cavities that are part of the same system.
El Pozo or Pozo de la Mortera are places of beautiful landscapes and where we can enjoy in summer refreshing baths in its crystal clear waters.
HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS
Torrechiva starts the festive calendar on January 17 celebrating San Antonio Abad with the blessing of animals, bonfires and the distribution of rolls and wine. On June 24 the festival of San Juan is celebrated, with cultural events and its patron saint festivities are on August 15, dedicated to the Virgin of the Assumption, with various religious, bullfighting and dancing events.