TOURS DURING THE CONGRESS
- COVES DE SANT JOSEP AND WATER WAY. Technical visit to Sant Josep subterranean river (Coves de Sant Josep) and tour following the route of the former irrigation canal, which starts in Coves de Sant Josep. Along the tour, many patrimonial ensembles will be visited: Aigualit’s set of Roman aqueducts and medieval watermills; L’Alcudia and Zeneta, neighborhoods of Muslim origin as well as Benizahat tower; the Church of Santo Ángel, where José Vergara’s frecos of the XVIII century can be found; the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, with an impressive neoclassical architecture and where its bell tower stands out as symbol of the town; and manor houses such as Palau de Vivel or the house of the Count of Ripalda, in addition to an important industrial heritage.
Congress attendees will have the opportunity to freely visit Sant Josep subterranean river during congress dates.
TOURS AFTER THE CONGRESS
- GUIDED VISIT TO SAGUNTO. The city of Sagunto is an extremely valuable ensemble of monuments. The walls of an immense castle or fortress which served as a complex defensive system are more than one kilometre long and surround the hill dominating the city. The Roman theatre, symbol of the city, is carved into the rock of the hill slope that connects the castle with the plain. It was declared National Monument in 1896.
- COLUMBRETES. The Nature Reserve of Columbretes is a group of islands which constitutes one of the most important protected areas in the Comunitat Valenciana and in the archipelagoes found in the Mediterranean, especially due to its biodiversity. The four volcanic islands are: Illa Grossa, La Ferrera, La Foradada and El Carallot, and they are located 30 miles (49 kilometres) off Oropesa del Mar, in front of the coast of Castellón. Additionally, many reefs and sandbanks can also be found, whereas numerous craters and volcanic chimneys are common elements in the orography of Columbretes Islands.