La Vall d'Uixó

 
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La Vall d'Uixó
La Vall d'Uixó is located in La Plana Baixa region, 7 km from the Mediterranean Sea. You can get there via the N-225 main road, which joins up with the AP-7 motorway and the N-340 and N-234 main roads, if you are coming from Castellón and the North or the interior, Aragon. If you are coming from Valencia, take the CV-10.

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The Township:
La Vall d'Uixó
Inland township
County: La Plana Baixa
33,688 inhabitants
Distance to Castellón: 30 Km.
Distance to Valencia: 50 Km.

Town Hall:
Mayor:
Srª. Dª. Isabel Plácida Bonig Trigueros
Pça. Del Centre, 1
12600 La Vall d'Uixó
Tel.: +34 964 690 064
Fax: +34 964 667 662

Tourist office:
Tourist Info La Vall d'Uixó
Paraje de San josé s/n
12600 La Vall d'Uixó
Tel.: +34 964 66 07 85
Fax: +34 964 69 05 76
touristinfo_vallduixo@gva.es
turismo@lavallduixo.es

Location:
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The territory of La Vall d'Uixó has been occupied by humans since prehistoric times, with different types of settlement being adopted during different periods. During the Iberian, pre-Roman and Ibero-Roman periods, La Vall was significant in size, as evidenced by the collection of archaeological remains at Punta d'Orleyl and elsewhere in the district. In Roman times, La Vall is colonized and the structure of the settlement is not lost; within the present-day city archaeological remains of great importance have been found, including a Hispanic-Visigothic necropolis from the 6th and 7th Century AD, as well as many remains from the Islamic and Christian ages, which show that the population of the valley settled in small hamlets (alquerías) along the river Belcaire, with an economy based on agriculture and livestock.

Economy
The Vall d'Uixó's economy has an especially long industrial tradition, particularly in the footwear industry. Today, industrial activity is on the rise, after years of crisis. Agriculture, more particularly the citrus industry, is another cornerstone of La Vall's economy. The service sector, highly developed, as befits a city which serves as a regional capital, is another pillar upon which the economy of La Vall d'Uixó relies.

What to see
Setting out from the Plaça del Centre, stroll down the Carrer Nou, a street lined with interesting houses and which will lead you down to the Plaza de la Asunción, where the Poble de Baix Parish Church stands. Metres away lies the Plaça dels Xorros, featuring a fountain that is laden with history, from where you can walk up to the Plaça de Sant Vicent, where we find the hermitage of the same name, a former mosque which is the heartbeat of the Poble de Baix (lower town). Alternatively, head in the opposite direction from the Plaça del Centre, to the Plaça de l'Àngel, where the Poble de Dalt (upper town) Parish Church is located. Enjoy wandering round the narrow streets, soaking up the traditional flavour, until you reach the traditional L'Alcudia neighbourhood, of Arabic origin.

Landscape
La Vall d'Uixó is situated in a valley that stretches out to the sea, 7 km away. This location enables you to enjoy a truly Mediterranean landscape, combining this proximity to the sea with the location in the foothills of the Sierra Espadán Natural Park. The lower part of the landscape is profoundly agricultural, with a green forest of orange plants carpeting the plain; the upper part consists of a mountainous landscape with an elevation of up to 700 m, dominated by pine forests, cork oaks and Maquis shrubland.