Torreblanca is a municipality in the province of Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain. The town is located south of the Serra d'Irta mountain range close to the Mediterranean Sea.

Coat of arms of Torreblanca
Torreblanca is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 40°13′14″N 0°11′43″E / 40.22056°N 0.19528°E / 40.22056; 0.19528Coordinates: 40°13′14″N 0°11′43″E / 40.22056°N 0.19528°E / 40.22056; 0.19528
Country Spain
Autonomous community Valencian Community
ComarcaPlana Alta
Judicial districtCastellón de la Plana
 • Total29.8 km2 (11.5 sq mi)
31 m (102 ft)
 • Total5,461
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Torreblanquí, torreblanquina
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Official language(s)Valencian and Spanish
Ermita del Santíssim Crist and part of the Calvari

Torreblanca is located 36 km ENE of the town of Castellón de la Plana, on the Costa del Azahar.


Torreblanca was conquered from the Saracens by James I of Aragon in the 13th century and repopulated. In 1379 Torreblanca was raided by Barbary corsairs and the town was razed to the ground. Torreblanca was again the scenario of violent battles during the Carlist Wars in the 19th century.[2] There are wetlands by the sea close to the town and there were cases of malaria in the surrounding area until the mid-20th century, when malaria was finally eradicated.[3]

Nowadays Torreblanca's economy is based on seasonal tourism. Platja de Torrenostra and Platja Nord, the two beaches within its municipal term, are relatively unspoilt and quite popular in the summer.


    Torrenostra Beach (Torreblanca)
    Torreblanca North Beach
    Torreblanca North Beach
    Torreblanca North Beach
    Torreblanca North Beach, Playa Norte de Torrenostra (Torreblanca)
    Paraje Natural del Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca
    Playa de Torreblanca


Notable peopleEdit

    Capillas del Calvario de Torreblanca del siglo XVIII
    Longaniza seca torreblanquina, producto típico, Torreblanca
    Joan Barreda


  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ País Valencià, poble a poble, comarca a comarca by Paco González Ramírez
  3. ^ *Tercianas y Calenturas en Tierras Meridionales Valencianas: Una Aproximación a la Realidad Médica y Social del Siglo XVIII

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