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Sagunto
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Sagunto is a town located not very far from the city of Valencia towards the north. It is in the county called "El Camp de Morvedre". This town is known by historians for its fierce and tragic resistance to Hanibal's forces in 220 B.C. This resistance lasted 8 months and in the end, the citizens set fire to the city and all died. Today Sagunto is, with reason, the most visited city in the province of Valencia. In this town you will find a Roman theater, one of the most important Roman legacies in all of Spain. There is also a medieval castle built on top of the remains of forts from previous centuries, while serving as site for many important historical events and battles. Because of its size, it had to be divided into seven different parts in order to be defended. Other monuments of both historic and artistic interest that make the trip to this town worth it are the church of El Salvador from the 13th century, the church of Santa Maria from the 14th and 15th centuries, the old Jewish quarter, and the Hermita de la Sangre hermitage.
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