Gothic style in the Valencian Community is present in many places. Together with Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, this region shares the splendour of the so-called “Mediterranean Gothic“. This style has a strong personality that differs from contemporary Castilian Gothic.
This type of architecture shares with the European Gothic the ribbed vaults. However, the distribution of space is very different. Also the climate and the Roman influence played their part. This style is much more luminous and fresh due to the influence of the Mediterranean and the sun, in contrast to the classic French Gothic, which is associated with more northern and less luminous environments.
We will begin the route of the Gothic in the Valencian Community through the province of Castellón: