Castillo Templario Ponteficio, Peniscola

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Made famous by the 1960 movie “El Cid,” the beautifully preserved medieval Castillo Templario Ponteficio offers commanding views over the old town of Pensicola and the Mediterranean. Streets snake through the old fortress, and houses are built within its walls, some now converted into cafes and souvenir shops. Learn about the castle’s history through interpretive panels, see where Pope Benedict XIII (Papa Luna) lived and the chapel he prayed in, and keep an eye out for the house with a facade made entirely of seashells. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Peniscola holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Castillo Templario Ponteficio and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Beautiful castle medieval-style but with a really maritime flair, is worth visiting and see the sights from the highest towers.
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  • Nice Castle and spectacular panoramic view that can be seen from the inside, is impressive both before noon visit his visit at mid-afternoon. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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  • Visit to the Castle if you visit Peñíscola. From any hotel on the coast you can walk or bus (drive do not recommend it for not having parking). Ar entrada ar 5€ /adulto (3,5€ /adulto ko ya descuentos 'ra ya hoteles) xta nthogi ja ar Castillo ne ja ya jardines. We divide the visit both in two mornings, since entries so allow you and in addition is not so heavy for the children. The visit to the Castle I recommend making it with guide since it is free and the hours on the dot. It takes about 1 hour. Better to make the visit without carts of since there are many stairs and galleries.
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