EL CAMP DE TÚRIA


The region of Camp de Túria is found between the Iberian mountains of Portaceli and Rebalsadors, to the north west, and L’Horta of Valencia, to the south east. It is bordered to the north by the Calderona mountain range and to the south by the river Turia. It occupies the territory of the Iberian and Roman Edetania, whose capital (once called Edeta) is the present day town of Lliria. The region is made up of plains combined with other natural features, such as the Calderonamountains. The Mediterraneanclimate is comfortable and cooler in the higher parts of the region. The economy of the region is primarily based upon agriculture, although industry is also important. Alongside the numerous areas of natural interest, such as Les Rodanes in Villamarxant,which make up this region, it also offers an enormous historical and artistic heritage, with important monuments such as Las Termas, Santuarioand MausoleosRomanes in Lliria and Olocau, Benisanocastle and many more. Theregionismade up of thefollowingvillages: Benaguasil, Benisanó, Bétera, Casinos, Domeño, L’Eliana, Gátova, Loriguilla, Llíria, Marines, Náquera, Olocau, La Pobla de Vallbona, Riba-roja de Túria, Serra, San Antonio de Benagéberand Vilamarxant.


Gastronomy and events:

Traditionally local cuisine offers rice based dishes, cooked in various ways. Paella stands out especially, both the chicken and rabbitand the cauliflower and rib varieties. It’s also typical to find caragola in some villages, a delicacy of snails cooked in a spicy sauce. There is also a great tradition of homemade puddings and cakes, the most famous being the sweet potato cake (pastel de boniato or elscongrets), brandy rolls, and burnt Italian style breads. These are very well known both throughout the region and beyond. Also worth a mention are the sweets and nougats of Casinos, which are easily found in the bakeries and patisseries in the region. The first important date in the extensive festival calendar falls between 19th– 21st January in Pobla de Vallbona, namely the San Sebastian festival, which features the burning of the ‘Tronc’. Lliria celebrates the Romería al manantial de San Vicenteon the first Monday after Easter, in honor of Saint Valencianowho is said to have brought a source of great waters which never dried to the area. Purísimaand the VirgendelRemediofiestas are celebrated in August, whilst the San Miguel fiesta takes place at the end of September. From 12th – 22nd August, Betera celebrates the local festival of Mare de Déud’Agost(Saint Mary’s August Festival) and Sant Roc which is also known as the Festa de Alfabegues. Here one of the most colorful parts of the Valencian festival calendar is, without doubt, the Entrada de les Alfàbegues de Béterawhich resonates to the rhythm of the folk instrument dolçainaitabalet, a type of flute local to this region. In the summer months, festivals are held all over the region, most notably the bull festivals, also known as the ‘entra de bous’, the releasing of the cows, and the ‘bouembolat’. These are not to everyone’s taste but are traditions deeply ingrained in the majority of the towns located in Camp de Turia.

Tourist Info:

TOURIST INFO LLÍRIA
Plaza Mayor, 1 "Ca la Vila" C.P: 46160 Llíria
EL CAMP DE TÚRIA
Telf: 962791522
Fax: 962790796
Email: lliria@touristinfo.net
Web: http://www.lliria.es
Horario:

Horario: De Martes a Sábado de 10:00 a 14:00 .*Domingos de 10:00 a 14:00 horas. Último Domingo de mes cerrado.


TOURIST INFO SERRA
Calle Sagunt 31, bajo C.P: 46118 Serra
EL CAMP DE TÚRIA
Telf: 961688125
Email: serra@touristinfo.net
Web: http://www.serra.es
Horario:

Horario: De miércoles a viernes de 08:00 a 11:00 horas y de 12:00 a 14:00 horas. Sábados y domingos de 10:00 a 13:30 horas.


TOURIST INFO CAMP DE TÚRIA
Pla de l'Arc- Edificio Sede Mancomunidad C.P: 46160 Llíria
EL CAMP DE TÚRIA
Telf: 962793619
Fax: 962792661
Email: campturia@touristinfo.net
Horario:

Horario: De Lunes a Viernes de 9:00 a 14:00 horas


TOURIST INFO OLOCAU
Calle Sant Josep, 28 (Casa de la Señoría) C.P: 46169 Olocau
EL CAMP DE TÚRIA
Telf: 962739650
Email: olocau@touristinfo.net
Horario:

Horario: Miércoles y domingo de 09:00 a 14:00 h. Jueves de 17:00 a 21:00 h. Viernes y sábado de 09:00 a 13:00 y de 17:00 a 21:00 h.