Living in Oropesa del Mar: 2 incredible fascinating destinations

Living in Oropesa del Mar

2 incredible destinations if you are thinking about live in Oropesa del Mar

Maybe you are thinking about buying an apartment on the beach and you don't know if it is a good idea or not because one tends to think that it is isolated from everything... etc.


Living in Oropesa del Mar is the smartest decision you could make, since it is surrounded by services, transportation, activities for the whole family and next to Marina d'Or Vacation City. 

In this article, we talk to you about nearby places that you can visit if you decide live in Oropesa del Mar.

Let's start with the provincial capital, Castellón.

City of Castellón 

Living in Oropesa del Mar

Some of the most interesting places in the city of Castellón include:

  • The Plaça Major: It is the main square of the city and is considered the heart of Castellón. It's a perfect place to sit and enjoy a coffee or beer while taking in the atmosphere of the city.
  • Saint Mary's Cathedral: It is an impressive Gothic cathedral built in the 13th century with an impressive façade and an interior decorated with frescoes and sculptures.
  • The Museum of Fine Arts: This museum houses an important collection of Spanish and international art, including works by local and national artists.
  • Ribalta Park: This park is a popular place to take a walk and enjoy nature in the heart of the city.
  • The Central Market: It is a large facility covered with a wide variety of fresh produce, including fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and local produce.
  • The Castle of Santa Ana: It is a medieval castle that sits on top of a hill in the center of the city and offers stunning panoramic views of the city and the coast.
  • El Grao Beach: It is an urban beach that is located a few minutes from the city center, it is a great place to enjoy the sun and the sea.

Just 15 minutes from Castellón and 25 minutes from Oropesa del Mar, is the municipality with the most population in the province of Castellón, after the provincial capital itself.


With 51,369 inhabitants (INE 2022), it is the city with the most population in the province of Castellón and the fifteenth most populated in the Valencian Community.

Villarreal or as it is officially known, Vila-real is a dynamic, open and welcoming city that has the emblem of ''City of Science and Innovation''.

It has an important ceramic and stoneware industry (led by Porcelanosa and Pamesa Cerámica), and the first division team Villarreal Club de Futbol.

What are the most beautiful places to visit in Villarreal?

  • José Manuel Llaneza Sports City: usual training place for the first team and the rest of the teams that make up Villarreal CF. Enjoy a game from its cafeteria on the second floor of the building at the foot of the field.

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  • Ceramics Stadium (Madrigal): This emblem of the city, completely renovated, has capacity for 23,500 spectators. You can reserve a table at its haute cuisine restaurant El Ceramista, where you can enjoy high-quality seasonal products. Its space reserved for private events has views directly of the soccer field.

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  • Vila Square: Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1974 and considered a historical-artistic monument, it is the heart of the city. On one of its corners, facing Mayor San Jaime street, is the building that used to be the Hostal del Rey Jaume I. This square, surrounded by restaurants and cafes where you can stop, has a 24-hour parking lot that offers the first 30 minutes of parking free.

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  • Archpriest Church of San Jaime: Monumental church, the largest of its category in Spain, dedicated to the apostle San Jaime, former patron saint of the town.


  • Sanctuary of San Pascual Baylón: 16th Century convent where San Pascual Baylón lived, died and was buried. In the center of the Chapel, the sarcophagus stands out, made of dark granite, on which the silver image of the saint rests. You can visit its attached museum ''Pouet del Sant''.

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  • Municipal Music Auditorium Rafael Beltrán Moner: cultural heart of the city that hosts numerous music, dance and theater performances throughout the year. This season will feature the visit of actors such as Lola Herrera and Rafael Álvarez ''el Brujo''.

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  • Casa Polo City Museum: 19th century farmhouse rehabilitated as a museum, dedicated to the most international artists from Vila-Real, in particular the composer and guitarist Francisco Tàrrega. It also has an important temporary exhibition hall.

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In future articles we will continue talking to you about amazing places you can visit If you decide to buy an apartment on the beach in Oropesa del Mar, with all the advantages of buy an apartment facing the sea and the comforts of having everything nearby. 

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