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Guess the city

December 2, 2009

The first time I arrived at this unknown small town I was a child, but this image continues in my mind. I thought that it seemed like an enormous meringue pie between valleys and mountains. In spite of not having the correct color –that is to say, white-, that was my first impression.

There are a lot of forests sorrounding the small town; these kinds of woods are evergreen forests called, especifically, kermes oaks.

The best option in my opinion is to walk around the steep streets of this small town, to visit its main monuments, walls and, of course, its castle in ruins. Afterwards you can have lunch in any quaint bar and decide where to go in the afternoon.

I recommend taking a map of the zone, and to try to discover hidden paths, to enjoy breathtaking viewpoints or incredible landscape, to drink in charming fountains or speak with local people.

Carles Peñarrocha Martínez

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. nadiasays permalink
    December 4, 2009 8:38 pm

    It seems a lovely town, but maybe you’d have to give us more clues if you want us to guess it. There are many towns in Spain with that description… it could be any of them!

  2. Carles Peñarrocha Martínez permalink
    December 9, 2009 1:28 am

    Yes, you’re right, I’ll try to do it easier. First of all, this small town is 60 km from the Mediterranean sea and was an important trade point in the medieval age, playing, also, a prominent role in the first Carlist war –was conquered by the General Cabrera in 1838. Nowadays the tourism is the principal source of income in this small city and its region.

    One of their more important attraction is a celebration called el Sexenni. Tells history that a terrible epidemic began in 1648, dying a lot of people and reaching its peak in 1672. The prior of the city decided to take the Virgin and to carry it around the streets. The epidemic disappeared in 1673 what was considered a miracle. Because of it, and from that period, people celebrate the event every six years. It consists of nine days of celebrations with different activities such as dances, processions, performances, people wearing costumes and so on.

    I hope you can know the name of this small city with these clues and explanations.

  3. Carles Peñarrocha Martínez permalink
    December 9, 2009 1:30 am

    Yes, you’re right, I’ll try to do it easier. First of all, this small town is 60 km from the Mediterranean sea and was an important trade point in the medieval age, playing, also, a prominent role in the first Carlist war –it was conquered by the General Cabrera in 1838. Nowadays the tourism is the principal source of income in this small city and its region.

    One of their more important attraction is a celebration called el Sexenni. Tells history that a terrible epidemic began in 1648, dying a lot of people and reaching its peak in 1672. The prior of the city decided to take the Virgin and to carry it around the streets. The epidemic disappeared in 1673 what was considered a miracle. Because of it, and from that period, people celebrate the event every six years. It consists of nine days of celebrations with different activities such as dances, processions, performances, people wearing costumes and so on.

    I hope you can know the name of this small city with these clues and explanations.

  4. nadiasays permalink
    December 9, 2009 2:00 pm

    Oh thank you! Now I know which city is it! I’ve been there and I can say that this is a beautifull place. Although I’m wrong, I think it’s Morlla, in Castellón.

  5. Carles Peñarrocha Martínez permalink
    December 10, 2009 12:05 am

    Exactly! The prize is yours. The misterious and hidden small city is Morella. You can visit its web, it’s in Valencian, Spanish and, of course, in English http://www.morella.net/morella/inicio/inicio/cambioIdioma/4/

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