Benicàssim: home of Hemingway, Paul Robeson and Justa Freire

Publishing date 9/11/2016

The blog “Cultural Routes: Following the Footsteps of Intellectuals” brings us closer to some of the personalities that visited the region in the 1930s.
Benicàssim: home of Hemingway, Paul Robeson and Justa Freire

In the 1930s intellectuals of different nationalities visited the Region of Valencia. With the aim of shedding light on these times, last October 24, the blog “Cultural Routes: Following the Footsteps of Intellectuals and Artists in the Region of Valencia” debuted on the blog network of the Region of Valencia . The network’s aim is to bring us closer to these famous figures and the places they once frequented.

The first stop is Benicàssim. American writer Ernest Hemingway, actor and singer Paul Robeson, educator Justa Freire and playwright Dorothy Parker all visited the town. Each one experienced the sunrise on its golden beaches, with the beautiful sight of Desert de Les Palmes Natural Park, rich in inspiring landscapes, in the background. Benicàssim started to become a tourist destination more than 100 years ago. This makes it a very persuasive service offer – a place where culture and leisure, relaxation and bustle co-exist in this lovely Castellón town.

The blog “Cultural Routes: Following the Footsteps of Intellectuals and Artists in the Region of Valencia” debuted with this town on October 24. This date coincided with the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the creation of the International Brigade, whose members “recovered from their wounds and left their hearts” on the beaches of Benicàssim.   

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