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Peniscola Castle, Peniscola

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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. Put Peniscola Castle at the forefront of your travel plans using our Peniscola travel itinerary maker.
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  • If you're in Peñíscola you can not stop going to this Templar Castle which was then the residence of Pope Luna. Incredible views!
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  • Picked a busy day to visit, Maundy Thursdsy being a national holiday, but it wasn't too crowded. Cycled along the sea front from Benicarlo (5 miles) and then walked around the castle / town. It's a mi...  more »
  • The castle is very well-preserved. The views of the Mediterranean are spectacular and the guided visit is worth. Very close to visitors and professional guides. Congratulations to maintain this historic building in such fantastic condition!
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  • Excellent fully preserved example of a Templar Knight 12th century castle. Not too crowded when we visited but get there early. Also be aware that it closes in the early afternoon and reopens late afternoon. Definitely worth spending a few hours here.
  • Small castle of the knight templar. The entrance (castle and garden) is about 5€. Nice view from above the castle. Inside they try to explain what they know. But it seems that they know few things about it. So mostly you visit stones without history. Simon Visit my website: www.noireblanc.de
  • I thought this place was awesome! It was also used as a set for Game of Thrones, so it was really fun for me to see! Very beautiful scenery - perfect for lots of pictures!
  • Nice castle by the Knights Templar built in 13th century. Great views, empty rooms.
  • Nice and cosy castle, without narrow authentic streets full of charm. Many bars and cafes for any taste.