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L’Alcora, the gateway to the district of L’Alcalatén, is one of the main tile-producing centres of Castellón. Set in the rugged landscape of L’Alcalatén, the recent history of this town is closely linked to the development of its tile industry. In the 18th century, the Count of Aranda founded the Royal Factory of Earthenware and Porcelain in Alcora, a pottery-producing factory of fine porcelain and earthenware pieces. This tradition is reflected in the town’s Ceramics Museum, with an interesting collection of historic and contemporary ceramics. A walk around the town takes you to the churches of La Asunción (15th-19th centuries), San Francisco (17th century), and de Marco, with several 18th-century ceramic pieces. Its religious architecture is also represented in numerous country chapels, including El Salvador, in the transitional Romanesque-Gothic style (13th century); El Calvario de L’Alcora, with a carved wood Crucifixion; and Sant Vicent (17th century), with its glazed dome, typical of the Levante region.

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