Llíria is located 25 km NW of València (Spanish Eastern coast). It is the capital of the Camp de Túria region (158,246 inhabitants). It is a large municipality (229.82 km2), with a landscape composed of the Mediterranean mountains and an agricultural plain lying on the left bank of the river Túria.
It is a medium-sized town with 22,796 inhabitants, connected to València and to the international airport and port by motorway CV-35 and by subway. Its economy is based on agriculture (oranges, vegetables, legumes, etc.), but light industries are becoming increasingly important.
Cultural heritage is a feature of the town’s identity, because Llíria has a long, intense and significant history. It was one of the most important Iberian cities in Spain (Edeta). Later, it was a Roman city and salient findings remain (Oracular Temple and Roman Baths, Mausolea). The Moorish period was also a significant time (Arab Baths) when there was an important agriculture development.
In 1238 the first Church, Església de la Sang, was built after the conquest by the Christian King Jaime I. Other Renaissance- and Baroque-style buildings complete the long list of Lliria’s heritage (Ca La Vila, Church of the Assumption, Monastery of San Miguel, etc.).