How to arrive:
The village can be accessed from Valencia via the A-7 motorway, from where we take the CV-520 road to the CV-422; we then take the CV-435 and, finally, the CV-580.
Ecological, extra virgin olive oil, its high quality making it one of the most well-known of those produced in the Valencia Region. Rice with herbs, gazpachos, a variety of rabbit dishes, mushrooms and munchetas.
Special mention may be made of the village’s traditional sweets, of which the most typical are anise rolls, sweet potato cakes, pastries, Swiss roll, etc.
Places of interest:
In spite of the diminutive term by which it is known, El Castillet sits high and omnipresent over the agricultural lands around Millares. Atop a stark rock, the fortress looks out over the agricultural terraces towards the west and over the River Júcar towards the east.
The foundations of El Castillet’s walls remain intact, although the passage of time has damaged significant parts of the construction. Abandon and the settling of the ground have buried the wall, as well as the remains of the internal structures, such as the barns and rooms, under a heavy layer of earth, which archaeologists are now working to remove. Excavations have brought to light pieces of ceramic used in the kitchens and which bring to light the image of a stable life in the Castle, a permanent habitat for the garrison that protected the village. Remains of pottery dating from the end of the 12th century and the start of the 13th century have also been discovered. They coincide with the last period of Muslim dominance in Xarq Al-Andalus, prior to the Christian conquest led by James I of Aragon.
For further tourist information: www.ayuntamientomillares.es
Saint Blaise (3rd February), Saint John (24th June), Holy Christ of Salvation (6th August). Bioaceite Fair, esparto handicrafts.