Cullera Tourist Information
Cullera is a municipality in Valencia in the Valencian Community, Spain, situated in the Ribera Baixa comarca.
The mountain of Cullera is the last mountain in the Iberian range before the Mediterranean Sea. It has an altitude of 233 meters. The historical parts of the city are to the south, and the modern tourist district is to the east, looking to the sea.
The San Lorenzo lagoon is a small lake situated north of the mountain. It once formed part of a much bigger lake before the lands were drained for agricultural use. The lake now marks the southern limit of the Parque Natural de la Albufera.
Historical and artistic landmarks
Cullera Castle: At the top of the mountain, dominating the city and the sea, there is a fortress built in the 13th century over the old Moorish fortress. It once was walled, although those walls no longer remain. Located there are the rest of the old towers, forming part of the old walled area on the mountain.
Sanctuary of the Virgen del Castillo: Within the fortress, there is the sanctuary of the Virgen del Castillo, patron of Cullera, whose festival is celebrated the week after Passover.
Church of the Saint Johns: A neoclassical temple from the 17th century built over an older Gothic temple. Inside, there is a sacristía and the interior of a bell tower. The temple has recently been restored.
Torre del marenyet: An old defensive tower built to watch the Júcar river. It was erected in the 15th century as a defense against pirates.
Cave of Dragut: This cave depicts the invasion of the Berbers in Cullera, and it is said that the pirate Dragut was once there.