Fanzara could be considered the graffiti capital. This small town, located in the province of Castellón and only 1 hour drive from Valencia, has the honor of having true works of art on the facades of its buildings. Simply by taking a walk through the streets of Fanzara, you will see what we are talking about. This town has already started to be called the Unfinished Museum of Urban Art.
The history of this urban art lies in the visit of more than 20 street art artists, who lived together with the locals for days. The objective of this was to get to know the culture, to know how they lived and what they felt.
The result? If you take a stroll through the town, you will be able to appreciate the art that overflows in every corner. You won’t go a minute without seeing an urban work of art.
Here are some recommendations:
MIAU Fanzara (Unfinished Museum of Urban Art): Fanzara is known for being an open-air museum of urban art. MIAU is an annual event that brings together artists from all over the world to transform the facades of houses and public spaces in the town into art canvases.
Parish Church of the Assumption: This 18th-century church is an interesting religious building to visit in Fanzara. It features traditional architecture and a bell tower that stands out in the town’s landscape.
Mijares River: Near Fanzara is the Mijares River, which offers an ideal natural environment to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, or simply relaxing by the water.
Mirador de la Muela: From this viewpoint, located on a hill near the town, you can enjoy panoramic views of Fanzara and its surroundings. It is an ideal place to take photographs and appreciate the area’s landscape.
Local gastronomy: Take advantage of your visit to Fanzara to taste the local gastronomy in its bars and restaurants. Typical dishes such as paella, “tombet de peix” (fish stew), or “olla de la Plana” (meat and vegetable stew) are some of the delights you can find in the area.
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