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Free audio-guide Cullera.Valencia

 
Ficha Técnica de la Audioguía
  • Duración: 120 minutos
  • Número de Pistas: 36
  • Tipo: Profesional
  • Temática: CityBreaks
  • Pertenece a: Ayuntamiento Cullera
  • Fecha de Grabación:
    14/12/2010
  • Idioma:en
  • Otros idiomas: es val it fr de en
  • Rutas:
    Route 1. A tour around the town ,
    From the town to the Castle,
    From the town to the lighthouse ,
    The beaches of Cullera ,
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Cullera en el Mapa

Free audio-guide Cullera.Valencia

Cullera offers all attractions of a top-level tourist destination. Besides its long history, the physical, geographical and weather conditions have enabled, along the years, the development of adequate infrastructures that meet the demands of both national and international tourists, which is one of the reasons why it has become a top tourist site.
Cullera is an attractive place to visit anytime throughout the year, but especially during the summer. Having more than 15 kilometers of fine sand beaches, an outstanding historic and artistic patrimony, landscapes, local celebrations and a rich gastronomy, Cullera is a cosmopolitan town, original and diverse, ready to welcome its visitors.

Route 1. A tour around the town

1) Overview



GPS de Overview: 39.1623, -0.249586

Cullera offers all attractions of a top-level tourist destination. Besides its long history, the physical, geographical and weather conditions have enabled, along the years, the development of adequate infrastructures that meet the demands of both... leer más

2) The Escolaica



GPS de The Escolaica : 39.1615, -0.249472

The town of Cullera is located in the left bank of the river Júcar, the former Sicano and Sucro in old times, the river that brings life to the numerous villages and regions through which it flows, from the Universal Mountains to the river mouth,... leer más

3) The port and the fish market.



GPS de The port and the fish market.: 39.1613, -0.255448

The river port’s main characteristic is the fact of being located inside the urban area. Therefore, the coming and going of fishing and leisure boats has a special charm, as it occurs in a beautiful river atmosphere. Often at the banks one can... leer más

4) The Stone Bridge



GPS de The Stone Bridge : 39.1625, -0.256961

A boardwalk around the river connects the Marina and the bridge that leads to l´Estany lagoon. This bridge is known as the Stone Bridge, to be distinguished from the Iron Bridge, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th century and will... leer más

5) La Casa de la Enseñanza (the Teaching House)



GPS de La Casa de la Enseñanza (the Teaching House): 39.1642, -0.257229

If we turn our backs to the river Jucar where the river meets the sea, in Calle del Rio number 38 we will find the Teaching House, one of the oldest public schools in Spain, built in 1793 under the Reign of Carlos the 4th and with public funds, as... leer más

6) Modernism in Cullera: Houses at Calle del Río



GPS de Modernism in Cullera: Houses at Calle del Río : 39.1648, -0.256146

Modernism is essentially, a new art concept that developed between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. It is not easy to apply unique characteristics to this new style, although we could say that any modernist construction... leer más

7) Santa Cecilia Musical Society



GPS de Santa Cecilia Musical Society: 39.1649, -0.256006

Before continuing our visit to the modernist buildings in Cullera, let’s make a stop before the building that houses the Santa Cecilia Musical Society, founded in 1907, which represents one of the great passions that characterize the Valencian... leer más

8) Modernist house in Carrer de la Séquia



GPS de Modernist house in Carrer de la Séquia: 0, 0

Let’s continue our route of modernist constructions on Carrer de la Séquia, and stop at number 14. This house has more simple modernist structure and volumes. Straight lines and light colors dominate the ensemble, with two floors and continuous... leer más

9) Modernist houses in Cervantes Street



GPS de Modernist houses in Cervantes Street: 39.166, -0.257079

WE will stop at number 6 and 9. The first house is impressive with two balustrades in the first floor and four wrought iron balconies in the second. It has two doors in fine wood, two large lateral windows beautifully protected and exquisite... leer más

10) Sangre de Cristo Church



GPS de Sangre de Cristo Church: 39.1674, -0.258168

The Sangre de Cristo church, built over a medieval hermitage, dates back to 1614. There are evidences of the foundation in 1546 of the Sangre de Cristo Brotherhood in this hermitage. The building has a Latin cross plan, central nave and lateral... leer más

11) The Town Hall or Casa de la Vila



GPS de The Town Hall or Casa de la Vila : 39.1655, -0.255558

The Casa de la Vila or Town Hall is located in the old quarter of the town, at Plaza de España. It was built in 1793 by Vicente Gascó, an architect that left his mark in many other and always clever original constructions (se repite) and... leer más

12) The Santos Juanes Church



GPS de The Santos Juanes Church : 39.1649, -0.254509

This temple was built after the Christina conquest, a process conducted by Jaume I that meant a sociological, economic and religious change. Islam was substituted by Christianity and therefore the churches took over the mosques. The current... leer más

13) The Maritime Lyceum or Casa del Pueblo (The People’s House)



GPS de The Maritime Lyceum or Casa del Pueblo (The People’s House) : 39.1633, -0.251221

In the house in number 48 we will find another interesting building, called Casa del Pueblo or Maritime Lyceum, the headquarters of the UGT Union, built in the early thirties of the past century. In essence, this is a one floor building that is... leer más

From the town to the Castle

14) Overview. From the town to the Castle



GPS de Overview. From the town to the Castle: 39.1623, -0.249586

Cullera is located between the coastal plain, the mountain and the river Júcar. In fact the houses that started to form the current city were established in the mountain sides, excavating the rocks and settling in slopes. This route, that will... leer más

15) The Santa Ana’s hermitage at calle del Mar



GPS de The Santa Ana’s hermitage at calle del Mar : 39.1634, -0.250875

The calle del Mar, narrow and secluded, is that type of street where neighborhood conversations are still part of everyday life, as the type of buildings, only one floor tall, favor the close and personal contact between its inhabitants. In this... leer más

16) The Barrio del Pozo



GPS de The Barrio del Pozo : 39.1651, -0.252557

Cullera has been wise enough to preserve part of its roots which still survive in a time often saturated of noise, rush and high ignorance about the people that live around us. Just one street separates the town from the oasis that represents the... leer más

17) Reina Mora or Saint Anne’s Tower



GPS de Reina Mora or Saint Anne’s Tower: 39.1649, -0.251106

The road to Calvary, with its 14 stations, will soon invite us to visit the Santa Ana or Reina Mora tower, declared Property of Cultural Interest. It is a good time to observe not only the construction –that we can visit- but also the wonderful... leer más

18) The legend of the Castle



GPS de The legend of the Castle : 0, 0

Besides the legends referred to the Santa Ana or Reina Mora tower and the one we will relate about the Virgen del Castillo, The virgin of the Castle, there exists another one about the castle, that possibly originated due to the uncertainty about... leer más

19) Virgen del Castillo Sanctuary



GPS de Virgen del Castillo Sanctuary : 39.1657, -0.249711

The zigzag ends at the Virgen del Castillo Sanctuary. Let’s take a deep breath, drink water, breathe the smell of the sea and rosemary and observe the landscape before entering the sanctuary. While we admire the views, let’s recall the legend... leer más

20) The Castle of Cullera



GPS de The Castle of Cullera : 39.1661, -0.249711

El Castle is without a doubt, the most emblematic historic monument in Cullera and the Lower Course of the Jucar. It has been declared National Monument and Property of Cultural Interest. It was built in the 10th century, in Caliphate times, over... leer más

21) The Municipal market and the anti-aircraft shelter



GPS de The Municipal market and the anti-aircraft shelter: 39.1645, -0.253675

Once in Barrio del Pozo, we will head to the back of the market and its gardens through calle del Calvario. This will be our next point of interest. The municipal market, located at Plaza de la Virgen, is a good example of Valencian eclectic... leer más

22) Hedquarters of the Ateneo Musical Society



GPS de Hedquarters of the Ateneo Musical Society: 39.1633, -0.254375

In number 15 of the street with the same name we will find the Ateneo Musical Society, founded in 1896 and considered as one of the most prestigious associations in the Valencian Community. The pirris headquarters—as the members of this society... leer más

From the town to the lighthouse

23) Overview. From the town to the lighthouse



GPS de Overview. From the town to the lighthouse : 39.1623, -0.249586

Saying lighthouse is saying Cullera, and vice versa. These two terms cannot be understood separately. To speak about the lighthouse is to speak about beautiful views, clean beaches, hidden coves, the pirate Dragut, legends, protected species,... leer más

24) Los Olivos Beach



GPS de Los Olivos Beach: 39.1812, -0.220166

Los Olivos is a quiet family beach, 500 meters long and 60 meters wide. It is located between the Cap Blanc and Faro beaches, protected by two breakwaters, and is a beautiful fine sand cove protected from the winds and strong currents. The quality... leer más

25) Isla de los Pensamientos viewpoint



GPS de Isla de los Pensamientos viewpoint : 39.1804, -0.220134

The viewpoint and the area around it used to make up an old island next to the coast and reclaimed from the sea by the action of man. It has a lower part, los Olivos beach we just visited, and a top part, the cliff, to the north or indirection to... leer más

26) The Faro beach



GPS de The Faro beach : 39.183, -0.219394

We are at a unique place, as the faro beach, this small and cozy sand cove is united to the rough coast that we mentioned before. In fact, this is the only place in Valencia that unites both the beach sand and the rocks where the sea breaks on.... leer más

27) Pirate Dragut cave museum



GPS de Pirate Dragut cave museum : 39.184, -0.21866

Piracy was a constant activity along the 16th century. From the second half of the century, there were frequent attacks and sackings by the Turkish and Berbers in several points of our geography. On May 25th, 1550, it was Cullera’s turn at the... leer más

28) The Navarros hermitage



GPS de The Navarros hermitage : 39.1847, -0.218853

At this stage in our tour it is necessary to say that the access to the next points of interest presents difficulties for the handicapped or people carrying strollers. It is good to warn you in order to avoid last minute surprises. Nevertheless,... leer más

29) Cap del Faro Viewpoint



GPS de Cap del Faro Viewpoint : 39.1865, -0.216948

We must point out that the access to the viewpoint is made through a small path that starts at the Navarros hermitage and borders the cliffs area and the coast. At this point we can understand why the hermitage and this path we are walking were... leer más

30) Cullera’s lighthouse



GPS de Cullera’s lighthouse : 39.187, -0.220719

The lighthouse of Cullera, built in the place known as Punta del Faro, is one of two remaining examples in the coast of Valencia. The building has a circular plan and a masonry work tower at the center, truncated cone section and 16 meters of... leer más

31) The Dosel viewpoint



GPS de The Dosel viewpoint: 0, 0

The first thing that will drive our attention is the bronze statue of a mermaid that dominates the viewpoint. This is the perfect excuse to take a look at the beach line that extends to the North along Dosel Beach, Mareny de Sant Llorenç and its... leer más

The beaches of Cullera

32) Overview. The beaches of Cullera



GPS de Overview. The beaches of Cullera : 39.1623, -0.249586

It is impossible to speak about Cullera and not mention its beaches. We have spoken about some of them already, those that are located around the lighthouse. We will now concentrate on those that are closer to the urban area of Cullera, those that... leer más

33) San Antonio Park



GPS de San Antonio Park: 39.1607, -0.244789

We will start our route at Andrés Piles square, the start and end point of all our routes, in order to take the Pasaje l’Ullal and walk in the right sidewalk of País Valencià Avenue in direction to the Parque Urbano de San Antonio, to which... leer más

34) The Promenade



GPS de The Promenade : 39.1615, -0.241708

The Promenade is a pedestrian walk with well cared for gardens and palm trees that extends along the bay of Cullera and goes through the Racó, San Antonio and Escollera beaches and ends very close to the breakwaters at the Júcar river mouth.... leer más

35) San Antonio Beach



GPS de San Antonio Beach : 39.1657, -0.241616

To our left, a petanque playing area will drive our attention. We will continue our walk in the promenade without losing sight of the sea, the swimmers, the sand and the colorful sunshades, until we arrive at the point of departure of the tourist... leer más

36) Racó Beach



GPS de Racó Beach: 39.18, -0.234661

Racó beach starts more or less at the Aloha building. It is 1200 meters long and an average of 30 meters wide. The beach is bordered by a first and second row of hotels and apartments, there its urban character. This part of the Promenade is... leer más

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