Peniscola Castle, Peniscola

Immerse yourself in the history of Peniscola Castle, a 14th-century castle built on the remains of a Moorish citadel. Study information displays and artifacts to learn about the castle’s past, such as its period as the residence of the Avignon pope in the 15th century. Located at the highest point in the city, the castle offers stunning views of Peñiscola and the coast. However, this does mean that there is steep walk up. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and bring water with you. Plan a Peniscola trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Visit advisable if you visit peñíscola. It is a castle on a Crag where is refuge in the past a Pope.
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  • One of my dreams was to visit Peñíscola and its castle - is a place of amazing with fantastic views. We will come back again-.
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  • This time we went to tapas to the Castle District, is always a good choice, quiet and recommended site outside of high season
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  • Very interesting place. Great sea views. Well worth a visit. The only thing I didn't like was the poor birds who were used in a show were tied onto logs and they couldn't move. Some were sitting in full sun and couldn't escape it. One was trying to get into the shadow of his log but could not because of the very short lead he had. It was very sad. More shelter should be given to these beautiful birds of prey. I complained but a lot of people must complain as the woman shrugged it off and didn't want to talk. Pitiful.
  • Interesting medieval Knights Templar fortified town, later a papal palace. Great views from ramparts. Birds if prey on display in garden.
  • History, romance, beautiful views, quaint narrow white housed cobbled streets, little shops and restaurants serving lovely food. Watch the fishing boats come into the harbour and sample their fishing catch. So beautiful!
  • Quaint little village unchanged in hundreds of years with cobblestone streets and stunning views. People are really friendly. Worth spending a few days.
  • The environment and energy is magnificent. Between narrow roads there are plenty to explore. Cheerful place.
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