It is almost impossible to pin down the history of the founding of Alcudia de Veo with any certainty, because no reliable sources mention the town until the 12th and 14th century AD. However there is evidence of a Roman road called La Calzada, which passed through the places now occupied by the villages of Tales, Benitandús, Veo and Alcudia de Veo and which, running along the Sierra de Espadán mountain range, would join the coast with Segorbe. Following the reconquest in 1242, the town charter was granted by James I, and although the name Alcudia de Veo does not appear, we do find information about the local population. Then comes the definitive expulsion of the Moors in 1609, and the repopulation of the villages by the Aragonese is not, for the most part, completed until 1612.
EconomyAgriculture and forestry are its main sources of wealth.
What to seeStroll through its steep streets, discover the traditional flavour of the houses and buildings and admire the cork oak forests in the nearby Sierra Espadán mountain range.
LandscapeLocated in the heart of the mountains, 465 m above sea level, the highest points are: Espadán (1099 m), Órganos de Benitandús (724 m), Casalet (755 m) and Rápita (1103 m). The river Sonella or Veo runs through the district. Here we find the Onda and Benitandús Reservoir, built in 1953 by the Confederación Hidrográfica del Júcar (the Júcar Hydrographic Confederation), at the request of the Comunidad de Regantes de Onda (the Onda Irrigation Society). This reservoir allows for the district to be irrigated through a 6 km-long channel which carries water from the reservoir to the already-existing irrigation ditches. The district is home to several ravines, the most important of which are those of Aín, Villastre and Xelva.