Desert is the term which carmelitas descalzos designate for those lonely and remote places, where they retire to devote themselves to contemplation and prayer. Since there used to be many palm trees in the area, the park was named Desert de les Palmes.
Sierra de Espadán natural park is located in one of the most mountainous provinces of Spain – the province of Castellón. It is one of the largest forests in the Valencian Community, located very close to the Mediterranean Sea. A wide variety of native flora and fauna inhabit this ecosystem. Its cork oaks, also called by the locals “Sureres“, are the ones that give the most fame to this natural area.
Sierra Calderona has been inhabited for thousands of years by different peoples who saw in this natural enclave an ideal site for their settlements. A route through Sierra Calderona, the green lung of Valencia, today is a journey through history and nature, passing through unique points and with incredible views that make the desire to practice tourism in Valencia flourish.
The Mariola mountain range was declared a Natural Park on January 8, 2002. Its abundant fountains, numerous farmhouses and a large network of trails stand out among other things. But the most important historical elements are neveras -buildings for storing snow, that were in operation between the 16th-20th centuries.