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Mascarell
Mascarell

Mascarell is the only town across the Valencian region provided with a wall around the city. It belonged to the Barony and Marquesado of Nules along with La Vilavella and Moncofa and became an annex/extension of Nules in the late nineteenth century. Mascarell is located just at 0.62 miles from the city. The city, which has been stated as BIC (place of cultural interest), has recently created a garden that helps to create a friendly space around the walls. Nowadays, about 200 people live in Mascarell.
 
The origins of the town are linked to the expulsion of the Muslim people from the neighbouring town of Borriana. The first document of the town dates from 1310. Jaume I expelled the Moors from Borriana and they settled between the borders of Nules and Borriana (Mascarell). Mascarell was almost left after the expulsion of the Moors and until the eighteen century the crisis was not overcome.
 
One of the most interesting buildings is the Town Hall, dated from the end of the eighteen century, whose proportions are small but balanced and adequate. His parish church from the end of the seventeenth century has interesting engravings similar to another church called 'La Sang'. The wall is made of mortar, mud and tile, in the centre of each side there is a tower. The wall has two doors, at the east and west sides; its shape is almost quadrilateral.

Location:
Mascarell's town hall
Major Plaza, 1. 12520 Mascarell
Telephone: 964.67.04.86
For holding a permit visits: Office of Tourism Nules

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