Aín is located in the region of La Plana Baja, in the heart of the Sierra de Espadán, is 35 km from Castellón. It is a small town located in the middle of a rugged terrain. The origin of the settlement lies in the founding of a Muslim community prior to the 12th century. Following the Letter Pobla granted by Jaume I, the coexistence between Muslims and Christians was possible until the Moorish expulsion 1609. The urban set consists of white houses that are distributed through narrow streets that retain the appearance they had during the era Moorish
MONUMENTS OF INTEREST
The Arab Castle or Castillo de Benialí is classified as an Asset of Cultural Interest. During the sixteenth century it was important for being an enclave of Moorish resistance. The Parochial Church, built in the seventeenth century after the expulsion of the Moors, was initially dedicated to San Miguel and then to San Ambrosio, patron saint of the town. The hermitage of Calvary located on the outskirts of town, on the way to the castle, is a rectangular dry stone enclosure with Alcora ceramics.
The Sierra de Espadán was an important enclave during the Civil War. For this reason, a series of trenches and pillboxes excavated in the terrain, known by the XYZ line, were built. From this, the environment of Aín was configured as point of resistance number 4.
The cobblestone roads and the dry stone constructions are testimony of the Moorish past of the population and can be contemplated in the diverse paths that cross the term. The water is the most significant element of this town, being evident even in the town's place-name, a term of Arabic origin that means "source".
The Molino del Arco, dated between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, has been renovated and used as a private home. We can still appreciate the infrastructure of a flour mill, a ditch and an animal watering system.
The municipal laundry is accompanied by a viewpoint that allows you to see the waters of the river. It is located just above the Molinet and feeds on the waters of the greater ditch.