ALCALÀ DE XIVERT


Alcalà de Xivert has historically belonged to the territory of El Maestrazgo, to the north of the province of Castellón. Presiding over its town center is the 68 meter high Bell Tower. This monumental work, erected in the eighteenth century, is attached to the church of San Juan Bautista, built in the classic Valencian Baroque style. Its Parish Museum displays a valuable collection of paintings and goldsmith pieces.
The Order of Montesa, delegated by King James II to administer these lands during the Middle Ages, left its particular mark on the Castle of Xivert, a fortified plaza erected in the Sierra de Irta mountains.
Other monuments of interest include the chapel of the Virgen de los Desamparados (18th century), the Casa de la Cultura, built in the Renaissance style, and the Ermita del Calvario, a baroque style hermitage.