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. 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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  • This castle has been restored sympathetically and has many interactive displays to make it all the more interesting and to explain the history. The castle can be quite physical so come prepared . Also...  more »
  • you can see the whole city and the sea from here. it is an impressive place. don't miss the lighthouse near it  more »
  • This is a stunningly beautiful place - reached either by walking 10-15 minutes up a steep hill or via a taxi. We walked up. Very glad. Views are incredible - please see below.  more »

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