Torralba del Pinar

The municipality of Torralba del Pinar is nestled in the heart of the Alto Mijares, on the northern face of the Sierra de Espadán mountain range. To get there from Onda, Tales, Sueras, Ayódar and Torralba, take the CV-205 and the CS-V-2231. It can also be reached via the CS-V-2231, passing through Pavias on the way.
While some believe that Torralba's roots lie in a primitive Arabic hamlet, others contend that the town does not date back any further than the 16th century, when the place belonged to the Barony of Ayódar. The first recorded document referring to the ancient village of Torralba, Vialeba, is signed by the Muslim King Abu Zeyt, in which he undertakes to cede his lands to James I and to convert to Christianity. In Valencia Cathedral we also find the will belonging to Abu Zeyt's son, Fernando - who had converted by this time - in which he bequeaths the castle of Vialeba and Torralba to his heirs.

Economy Economic resources: services, construction and forest brigades. Crops grown include vegetables, cherries and other fruits, olives and almonds.

What to see

Santísimo Salvador church, Santa Bárbara hermitage, Plaza de la Iglesia (church square). The town's layout is clearly Roman.    


It has an extremely hilly terrain, made up of the steep northern slopes of the Sierra de Espadán mountains, which lead down into the Mijares valley. The environmental value of the place is extremely high. Elevations do not drop below 700 metres and on many occasions rise up above 1000 metres. The climate transitions between that of the Mediterranean and the mountains. The average temperature ranges from 6 degrees in January to 23 in July and August. Precipitation hovers at around 400 mm a year, occasionally taking the form of snow in winter.