Castillo Templario Ponteficio, Peniscola

(4.5/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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. Before you head to Peniscola, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Peniscola vacation trip planner, to make sure you see all that Peniscola has to offer, including Castillo Templario Ponteficio.
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  • The castle is declared monument historic artistic national in 1931, and joint historical artistic since 1972. Has a perimeter of 230 meters and a height of 64 meters on the level of the sea. In the stay of Benedicto XIII, became also Bishop's Palace. Stresses in all sobriety and solidity of its construction. From the top you can observe beautiful views, and also perform some good pictures
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  • This well-preserved surrounding a pass with all streets with stone on the top a pass to do some photos very cool
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  • Visits guided are very well, also are included in the entry. After the visit can stay while you want couple taking pictures. The best are the views.
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