8 kilometers from Utiel is Caudete, a historical town since its origin dates back to the seventh century BC. A source that today we can see first handtour, because next to Caudete we find the Iberian city of Kelin, located about 800 meters on the hill of the Villares. This height gave him a privileged position to monitor their surroundings and also to control the movementstour, as the city stood next to an area of natural step.
The archaeological remains of the deposit of the Villares His other name occupy about 10 hectares that once were walled and are part of the Iberian legacy of our province. You can visit both the enclosure forming the inner part of the walls and outside. The inside has 2 excavations in which we can still appreciate its own urban distribution of 2 different times. The oldest of these is the protoibérica, dating from the seventh century. C., while the other to the period between the fourth and second centuries back. C., which corresponds to the full Iberian phase. You find explanatory panels that will facilitate travel. If we go outside the walls we can go around until riverside path that we will find a section of the great wall, the remains of the building and a quarry. But the stones were removed from her were not the only material; earth, adobe, lime, wood and iron was also used to lift houses.
In his time Caudete was the capital of an entire area even larger than the region of Requena-Utiel in which part. In fact, it came to form a network of villages composed of the current terms of Camporrobles, Sinarcas, Fuenterrobles, Requena, Utiel, Venta del Moro and Villargordo del Cabriel. Among them were distinguished defensive towns and others for production (agricultural food, wine, oil), plus certain places for religious worship as the caves-sanctuary and necropolis.
Since 2004 they are organizing open days to show the city of Kelin interested visitors through guided, dramatized visits and cultural activities.