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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  • very interesting to hear the story of Pope luna, and learn that Peñíscola is the third papal city in world...
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  • Nice and impregnable Castle which was only taken when it was rendered. You can see almost everything and don't go down to the lower rooms
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  • There are qun book with many days for guided tour free. Expectaculales views of the sea and entranabble as a getaway place.
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