Welcome to Puçol, a beautiful municipality located in the province of Valencia, part of the Valencian Community autonomous region in Spain. With a population of 19,975 inhabitants, Puçol is a hidden gem that offers visitors a unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. Let’s explore what this charming town has to offer.

Puçol is located in the northernmost part of the Horta of Valencia. The town extends from a mountainous area on its westerly edge (Los Monasterios, Alfinach, and Monte Picayo), passing a level strip where the town is located, down to the flat and partially marshy coastal zone on the easterly edge (Playa Puçol or Platja Puçol). The northern part of Playa Pucol is a protected marshland called La Marjal dels Moros.

Puçol is divided into several districts, including Puçol (Valenciano) / Puzol (Castellano), Beach / Platja Puçol (Valenciano) / Playa Puzol (Castellano), Monte Picayo, Los Monasterios, and Alfinach.

Puçol has a rich history that dates back to the 13th century when Jaume I gave rise to the Asalit Gudal, who gave the 40 Christians to populate on 29 November 1242. In May 1243, it returned to the king to sell 18,000 salary. The king, in November that year, gave the village and place Puçol, delivering a half to the bishop and Cabildo Valencia and the other at the convent of Roncesvalles which bought part of his 9000 salary to the Cabildo 1244. The 1262 population is given a letter to 27 residents. In 1288 the bishop of Valencia, Romuald Peset, Puçol allocating income to the house of charity. The 1317 the Archbishop of Valencia awarded letter Puçol population to 39 residents and their successors, giving three jovates irrigated land, besides orchards. In return the settlers to Mr. Deven between a seventh and a tenth of the fruits collected and some chickens, however, must pay a census, and the fatigue lluisme. In the Valencian Parliament of Ferdinand II of Aragon, the ecclesiastical exemption requests for the University of Puçol tribute dinner, which was already granted James I, but from the King Martin of Aragon sold demanding. In the Courts of Charles V in 1537 requested to pay franchise and other coronatge marriage and royal rights. In the 1522 requested that harmony is maintained Puçol gives the freedom to enter half the harvest of wine without paying Sisa. In 1604 is again asked to maintain the franchise to pay lleuda, tolls or any royal rights. In the Courts of 1626 exemption from the church asked to pay the stamp duty and repayment of two thousand pounds. The parish church dedicated to St. John Baptiste, was built in 1607, on another old 1359. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century the main production Puçol relied on the vine, it produced some 42,000 wine quarry, in addition to crops such as carob, olive, wheat, silk, all kinds of fruits and vegetables. Has seven oil mills, two flour mills, five leather bread ovens. The Battle of Sagunto took place in Puçol and neighboring districts on the 25th October 1811. This battle is also known in Spain as the Battle of Puçol. The main action took place between the town and the Sierra Calderona where the modern AP7 motorway cuts through the side of a small hill. This Napoleonic battle formed part of the Spanish War of Independence or The Peninsular War as it is often referred to in English.

Puçol’s economy was mainly agricultural until 1950 and has since been transformed by a number of industries. The town’s proximity to the steel plant at the Port of Sagunto has helped to boost its economy. Within the gardens are in rainfed almond, olive and carob trees and vineyards. The vineyard was in the centuries of its main crops. At present, citrus occupies most of the land that is irrigated, which puts it in the first crop, both for extension as well as economic significance. The rest of the garden is devoted to fruit, various vegetables, tomatoes and onions, corn and potatoes in smaller proportions. There is farming wool and beef.

Puçol has several monuments that are worth visiting, including Santos Juanes Church, Santa Martas Church, the Lookout Tower, the Wall of the Archbishops Palace, and the Windmill. Santos Juanes Church was built in 1607 by Juan de Ribera and is a temple of ESBELT wide nave with a magnificent golden Baroque altar and side chapels. Santa Martas Church was built in 1964 and is a functional church that plays with natural light. The Lookout Tower was built around the fourteenth century in order to protect themselves against the Moro rebellions, banditry, and pirates that stalked the peace of the rural population. The Wall of the Archbishops Palace was built in 1607 beside the present church, and the Windmill is one of the few mills that these characteristics exist in Valencia.

Points of Interest:
Puçol has several points of interest that are worth exploring, including Municipal Finca La Costera, the Beach, and the Pond. Municipal Finca La Costera is located in the western part of town and is 517,245 square meters of municipal ownership. The Beach has a blue flag after taking several years Qualitur certificate of water quality and providing services to the tourist community. The Pond is a beautiful natural area that is perfect for hiking and birdwatching.

Holidays and Celebrations:
Puçol celebrates several festivals and employers throughout the year, including the Festivals and Employers held from 1 to 9 September in honor of the Virgin at the foot of the Cross. The San Juan festival is held from 22 to 24 June and features cultural events, bullfighting, holidays, and focus on the elderly. The Falcons festival is held from 14 to 19 March and features cultural activities, plantfails, games, dances, passacarrers, awakened, offerings of flowers to the patron saint of the town, parades, and the burning of the monuments to close falleros. The Fiesta de San Antonio Abad is celebrated the weekend closest to 17 January with traditional events of oxen in the street parade, cream of the bonfire, fire-runs, Towers popular boilers popular blessing of animals as well as various cultural and recreational activities. The Fiesta de San Miguel is the festival of natures longest tradicicó neighborhood in the town and is held from 25 to 29 September with traditional religious and popular events such as flares procession, Mass, the parade, dinner on the street, the chocolate and childrens playgrounds, the ox of cardboard, and tracas almost the LF.

Famous People:
Puçol has been home to several famous people, including Manuel Alonso Catalan, a writer, editor, and journalist, José Claramunt Pep Claramunt, a former footballer for Valencia CF and the Spain national football team, Juli Carbonell Esteve, a reporter, Josep Maria Ribelles and lobar, a poet, Roca Francesc Alcaide, a teacher and historian, chronicler of Puçol, Vincent Sebastian Montañana, a musician and poet, and Vincent Soriano Sierra, a businessman and former president

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