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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. Find out how to plan Peniscola trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
Peniscola Castle reviews
The castle itself and the small town within it are fantastic and cannot fault them. It is definitely worth seeing, however absolutely 100% be careful where you park. The local authority is... more »
While on our trip through Spain we stopped on our way to Barcelona to visit Peniscola. This place is on the sea and was wher the famous film El Cid was partly filmed using the castle as a backdrop... more »
A beautiful place to visit. Lovely to wander up through the whitewashed streets, looking at the shops, and then up to the castle itself. Very impressive, plenty of signage in English if you want to learn about the history of the place. Fabulous views from the top - particularly wonderful at sunset
A beautiful castle in a stunning location. The approach to the castle is amazing with traditional restaurants and gift shops set amongst the beautiful buildings that surround the castle. The views from the top of are amazing, and inside the castle there are many exhibitions with information about the past of the historic building. This is a must see for anyone visiting Peñíscola, and the admission is very reasonable whether visiting by yourself or with family.
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