Peniscola Castellon on the Costa del Azahar
Peniscola Costa del Azahar The castle is nowadays a popular tourist attraction and the beaches and surrounding area are a popular family holiday resort.
The town of Peniscola is where the the American movie El Cid (1961) was shot in Peniscola castle! Charlton Heston starred in it as El Cid, the legendary Spanish hero who took the initiative to drive Moors out of Spain.
When you visit make sure you go up to the highest deck in the castle
Peñíscola de Cine – El Cid
Visit the Peñíscola Castle on Costa del Azahar 13th Century
The Castillo Palacio de Peñíscola, Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain, also called Castillo del Papa Luna, is located in the highest area of the rock that dominates the city, reaching a height of 64 m above sea level.
Its perimeter is about 230 m and it has an average height of 20m.
The Templars built this Romanesque work on the remains of the old Arab fortress between 1294 and 1307.
Pedro Martínez de Luna and Pérez de Gotor who was named Pope by Avignon’s obedience with the name of Benedict XIII of Avignon, the so-called Pope Luna, made the castle his pontifical see in the long dispute over its legitimacy.
Peniscola – The Gibraltar of Valencia
It is a fortified seaport built on a rocky headland attached to the mainland and rest of the town by a narrow strip of land.
Besides visiting the charming town and its monuments, you can fully enjoy outdoors activities such as hiking in the national park Sierra de Irta.
Enjoy the fantastic location of this holiday hotel on the Costa del Azahar, set overlooking the golden beaches and impressive castle of Peniscola. There are 5 people looking at this hotel. More
Enjoy the fantastic location of this holiday hotel on the Costa del Azahar, set overlooking the golden beaches and impressive castle of Peniscola.
La Cabaña allows you to spend a peaceful break on the fine sands and warm, Mediterranean water of this popular resort.
You can also take the short stroll to the historic city centre, where you can wander the ancient streets.
After a day’s relaxation, get a good night’s sleep in your modern-style room. Here you can unwind with the help of the air conditioning and en suite bathroom.
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Peniscola the Old Town
The best and easyest way to discover the Old Town is to follow the routes signposted throughout the city.
You can discover unique sights such as the Porteta the which is the original gateway into the city from the sea, in the old port area.
The Portal Fosc the main entrance into the city until the 18th century, the Portal de Sant Pere Saint Peter’s Gate, an access point to the castle from the sea, complete with a landing stage.
El Bufador a natural tunnel in the rock on which the city stands, formed by the ebb and flow of the Mediterranean Sea, which continues to crash through on stormy days, and the Nuestra Senora de la Virgen de la Ermitana Church.
Lose yourself in the winding streets leading to the many vantage points where you can admire the stunning views, until you reach the highest part of the Castle,
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