It thrived from the 9th century onwards; it was conquered by King James I on the 16th of July 1233. In 1348 King Peter IV granted Burriana the privilege of adorning its flag with a blue stripe and three crowns. In 1520 Emperor Charles V granted it its coat of arms. During the Carlist wars, it was hard fought over, and was occupied by the troops of Serrador and Sanz. In 1901 the Queen Regent, on behalf of King Alfonso, awarded it the title of City.
EconomyThe economy is agriculture-based, specifically everything related to the farming, harvesting, handling and export of citrus fruits. Services, the hotel industry and fishing are other notable industries.
What to seeBurriana offers tourists a huge amount to see, beginning with discovering its history and its artistic and cultural heritage. Burriana is home to the first Romanesque-Gothic church built after the conquest of King James I, the El Salvador church, a building that was listed as a historic and artistic heritage site in 1969, with its impressive 51 m. tall belltower. Another unique monument is the restored La Mercé convent, now a Municipal Cultural Centre and a listed Provincial Historic Monument. Strolling through the city's old town is like plunging into the depths of its history, since its streets remind us of the Muslim "Vila" upon which our ancestors built their settlement. Along the way, you can admire emblematic buildings such as the San José temple (19th century) and several Modernist buildings from the early 20th century that are so typical of the city. Burriana also boasts an excellent Archaeological Museum and a varied offering of rural architecture, which can be enjoyed through a beautiful route through six of the district's hermitages, where you discover such important historic sights, as the Torre Carabona, or the Torre del Mar.
LandscapeWith a predominantly flat terrain and Mediterranean climate, Burriana's geography can be split into three main areas, each with a unique charm, making this district an interesting place with a vast natural and cultural heritage. There is the coastline, which stands out for its 11 kilometres of beaches, where locals and tourists alike can enjoy the crystal clear waters and fine sand. On the one hand, we have the town centre, where history and modernity come together to enrich the urban landscape and, equally, we must not forget its wonderful rural landscape, where the city's long tradition of orange harvesting is shown in full force. Places such as El Clot de la Mare de Déu and the mouth of the river Millar complement Burriana's natural landscape.