Castle of Alcalatén


Coat of arms

Location in Spain

Coordinates: 40°4′N 0°12′W / 40.067°N 0.200°W / 40.067; -0.200
Country  Spain
Community  Valencian Community
Province Castellón
Comarca Alcalatén
  Mayor Manuel J. Peris Salvador
  Total 94.90 km2 (36.64 sq mi)
Elevation 279 m (915 ft)
Population (2015)
  Total 10,591
  Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Alcorinos
Website Official website
Església de Sant Miquel (La Foia, l'Alcora)

L'Alcora (Valencian pronunciation: [laɫˈkoɾa] is a municipality in the comarca of Alcalatén, Valencian Community, Spain.


Traces of human presence in the area date from the Bronze Age. Also present are remains from the Iberian, Roman and Moorish ages, the latter including the castle, which gives the name to L'Alcora's comarca. The fortress was reconquered by the Christians in 1233, after which the current town started to expand at the expenses of the fortress's previous borough.

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Església parroquial de l'Assumpció (l'Alcora)

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