Guide to Vinaros, a fishing port in the Costa del Azahar region of Spain.

Costa del Azahar Towns - Vinaros

Vinaros - A town, fishing port and municipality in the province of Castellon, on the Costa del Azahar, in eastern Spain, Vinaros (Vinaròs) has a population of around 26,000 and is a mostly working town, which still has a significant fishing industry.

The history of Vinaros goes back to the Arab occupation of Spain when it was just a small settlement on the coast. Freed from Muslim control by the forces of Jaime I in 1233, Vinaros was later ruled by the Knights Templar, it became a significant port during the 16th and 17th centuries, when shipyards and defensive fortifications were built there, its main industries were shipbuilding, fishing and wine production.

Vinaros today is still a working port, but has some reliance on tourism, it is renowned for its seafood, especially its king prawns. Places to visit in Vinaros include the Església Arciprestal de l'Assumpció built during the 16th century. A good time to visit is in February, when the town holds its annual carnival, with over 3,000 participants dressed in colourful costumes, a fiesta in honour of the king prawn is held in August with free shell fish tastings.

Vinaros is located on the N-340 to the north of Peniscola and Benicarlo, about 90 km from Castellon de la Plana.

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