The dramatic village of Chulilla is a worthwhile side-trip as you explore the Turia Valley.

Built on the edge of a deep gorge, the village is dominated by a 12th Century Castle perched high on the hill above the town, and has pretty streets of whitewashed houses.

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There are several interesting walks in the area, including one that descends into the Gorge, to a natural Oasis called the .  The Gorge itself is very popular with Rock Climbers, and you will often find them here at weekends.

4Km past the village, you’ll also find the Balneario de Chulilla Thermal Spa and Hotel.

It’s possible to drive up onto the mountain above the village, from where some of the photos in the Gallery were taken – but it’s not for the faint-hearted!  The road is mostly gravel, is quite steep in places, and has a couple of hairpin bends.  If you want to attempt it, then here’s how to find it:  Driving through the village from Losa del Arzobispo, you’ll find the on the left, just before the last building on the right as you leave the village.  Follow it upwards (don’t worry that it appears to be a footpath initially!), and at the graveyard double back to the left.  Keep following the road ever upwards, and it will wind its way around the back of the mountain before ending up at a large Water storage tank.  Park here, and follow the signs the last 100m or so until you see a large cross.  That’s the viewpoint – and a spectacular one it is too!

Blue Pool
Street of the Cross