Castellón has hosted the finish line of a stage of the VCV on 22 occasions, one of them being the first stage in the history of the race, on 6 November 1929, won by Salvador Cardona. The last time the VCV came to Castellón was in 2002, with the victory for the Italian sprinter Alessandro Petacchi.
The Volta a Castelló is one of the most consolidated amateur competitions in Spain. Eduardo Castelló ‘Mosca’, a native of Vall d’Uixó, is the most successful cyclist from Castelló. He was Spanish road champion in 1971 and won a stage in La Vuelta a España.
Castellón and a large part of the province are international benchmarks in the export of ceramic products through the port located in Grao de Castellón. The service sector, especially tourism, is the main economic engine of the area.
The Magdalena festivities are the most important cultural event in the city of Castellón. They are celebrated from the third Saturday of Lent onwards and the Romería de les Canyes is the most important event, with the famous Gaiatas being the most representative element of the festivities.
The city of Castellón has historic clubs such as the CD Castellón (football) and TAU Castellò (basketball). It has also seen the birth of great athletes such as the Olympians Pablo Torrijos (Athletics), Lidón Muñoz (Swimming) and Pablo Herrera (Beach Volleyball).
Olla de la Plana, Ximos or a multitude of varieties of rice dishes are the most typical dishes of the city of Castellón. The coca de Castelló, or the rosegones and sweet potato cakes at Christmas, are the most typical sweets of Castellón.