Benicassim  is a municipality and beach resort located in the province of Castelló, on the Costa del Azahar in Spain. The Desert de les Palmes mountain range further inland shelters the town from the north wind.

Benicassim is located 13 km north of the town of Castelló de la Plana, at the north end of the Valencian Community. The town has a population of 18,098. Its economy is largely based on tourism; the town is well known for its beaches and its music festivals such as Festival Internacional de Benicàssim (FIB) and the Rototom Sunsplash.

The 18th century Neoclassical-style parish church located in the old quarter is the most valuable heritage of the town. an Vicente watch tower and the medieval Montornés Castle are the other remarkable sights of the town.

Benicassim is next to the "Desert de les Palmes" mountains whose highest peak is Mount Bartolo at 729 meters. The Columbretes Islands are usually visible from the summit of the mountain.


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