THE HOST CITY: CASTELLÓN
Castellón is a modern city open to the sea and with excellent communications that make it easy to access. More than three hundred days a year of sun and an exceptional climate wrap up the city of Castellón de la Plana where its beaches, marina, golf courses and natural parks such as Columbretes turn into an all-year enjoyment. A broad offer of hotels, our Convention Hall, the university, as well as the different lecture halls and venues fully meet the expectations for the celebration of meetings and congresses. Our gastronomic richness marked by tradition and by the Mediterranean sea, surprises the most exquisite palates that visit us but they are also the ideal charm for insiders and outsiders. Castellón, with a deep agricultural tradition for the cultivation of orange trees as well as a strong industrial sector with the production of tiles, positions now as a city of services and of tourism charms notably favoring the organization of congresses.
The city and its surroundings
Castelló de la Plana, the capital of the province of Castelló, is a small city of 180.000 inhabitants that lies between the Desert de les Palmes hills and the Mediterranean Sea, and is surrounded by orange groves.
The city is approximately 50 minutes away from Valencia (65 km to the south and two hours away from Barcelona, in the north (285 km). Castelló has a mild Mediterranean climate, with a pleasant temperature of around 27℃ in the summer and 18℃ in the winter. Castelló enjoys more than 300 sunny days a year.
Universitat Jaume I
The Universitat Jaume I in Castelló (UJI) is a public higher education and research centre, founded in 1991, which seeks to enhance the social, economic and cultural development of the society that surrounds it through the creation and transmission of knowledge.
The UJI is the northernmost university in the Valencian Community and the only one in the province of Castelló. The tremendous development and evolution of the University in recent years has transformed the city of Castelló de la Plana into a dynamic, modern university city, which has made use of the enterprising nature of its inhabitants to spark strong social and economic change spreading to the rest of the province.
The UJI currently offers 31 undergraduate degrees, 44 official master’s degrees, 20 UJI-specific master’s degrees, 21 doctoral programmes and 32 specialisation courses. The University has approximately 14,000 students, a number that means students receive individual attention without problems of overcrowding. This personal feel is also possible because of our location on a single, attractive, modern campus, with spacious green areas and sports facilities.
Tourist information of the City of Castellón.
All tourist and gastronomic Castellón. This website has information of interest to visitors to our city and for the residents of Castellón.
Tourist information of the County of Castellón.
The Provincial Tourism Board is directed to all those who wish to have information about the province of Castellón.
Universitat Jaume I: http://www.uji.es