The city of Onda, recognized today as an industrial production center of tiles which is one of the economic motors of the Valencian Community. They have a long lasting heritage, which they were able to preserve along the centuries. The city is located in a region that has been inhabited since the Iberian period. There are some remains of the Roman occupancy in Torrelló and the Arabs have left plasterwork and pottery as their imprint, but above all, the urban layout of the oldest part of Onda. There are still some remains spread all over the city. Most of the history of Onda is concentrated in the Castle, which is also called “The 300 towers” (an Arab fortress of the X century) and in the City Centre.
We will start our visit in the old town, declared as an Artistic-Historic Site and Heritage of Cultural Interest, in 1967: the Almudin Square, known by its neighbors as the Dins Fountain, the Blood Church also called the Santa Margarita Church, the Asuncion Church, the Moorish neighborhood with the San Vicente Ferrer Chapel, the Synagogue Square where the Jewish quarter was located and the Valencia Port. From this square we will have access to the Castle. The last sight we are going to visit is the San Pedro Port, also called the North Port, the only one that still stands and the only access to the fortified village.
By the end of our lunch, we will go to Vall D’Uixo, to the Caves of San José. The Caves hold the Europe’s biggest subterranean river, where the visitor has the opportunity to connect with Mother Nature in its most pure state.
By the end of the day we will return.