Vinaròs

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Vinaròs
Municipality
Carnival in Vinaròs.
Carnival in Vinaròs.
Coat of arms of Vinaròs
Coat of arms
Vinaròs is located in Spain
Vinaròs
Vinaròs
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°28′07″N 0°28′25″E / 40.46861°N 0.47361°E / 40.46861; 0.47361
Country  Spain
Autonomous community Template:Country data Valencian Country
Province Castelló
Comarca Baix Maestrat
Government
 • Mayor Juan Bautista Juan
Area
 • Total 96.5 km2 (37.3 sq mi)
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 28,829
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Demonym Vinarossencs
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Official language(s) Catalan, Spanish

Vinaròs (Valencian pronunciation: [vinaˈɾɔs]) is a town and municipality in eastern Spain, in the province of Castellón and part of the autonomous Valencian Community. The town is on the Gulf of Valencia coast of the western Mediterranean Sea, Vinaròs is a fishing harbour and tourist destination.

History[edit]

The first historical record of Vinaròs is in 1233, when the Moorish hamlet of Binarlaros-Ibn Arus in eastern al-Andaluz was captured by King James I of Aragon. It was under rule of the Knights templar order between 1294 and 1311, and of the order of Montesa during the 14th century.

The town grew during the 16th and 17th centuries, when fortifications and navy yards were built, and attained great prosperity during the following two centuries, due to its involvement in ship building and Valencian wine trade. The town suffered a strong decline in the early 20th century as a consequence of the spread of phylloxera in the regions vineyards, which devastated wine production.

Today, the prosperity of Vinaròs is bound to tourism and fishing, it is renowned for its tasty prawns. Vinaròs is part of the Taula del Sénia free association of municipalities.

Main sights[edit]

Sights in Vinaròs is the fortress-like Església Arxiprestal de l'Assumpció (Archpriestal Church of the Assumption of Our Lady), built in the prevailing Renaissance architectural style during 1583-1596, with a 'new' Baroque portal added during 1698–1702.

Baroque facade of San Gregorio de Vinaroz.

People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juan Felipe Leal. Anales del Cine en México, 1895-1911. Vol. 6, 1900: Segunda parte. El cinematógrafo y los teatros. Juan Felipe Leal. pp. 224–. ISBN 978-607-7700-42-5. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 

External links[edit]

Parade in Vinaròs.