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Peniscola Castle

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Address: La Marjaleta, Cami Vell S/N | La Marjaleta, Cami Vell S/N, 12598 Peniscola, Spain
Phone Number: +34 605 71 90 07
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Magnificient Templar castle!

Very interesting templar castle, which also served as the residence of a pope. Well restored with interesting texts available also in English.......

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Erkki L
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting templar castle, which also served as the residence of a pope. Well restored with interesting texts available also in English.......

Thank Erkki L
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bit of a climb to the top but well worth it. Lots of things to see, from most of the vantage points, would recommend

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dominating the bay, beautiful location above the sea, charming streets and a couple of interesting places to eat or drink. In the season, must be pretty crazy as it is one souvenir shop next to the other, but off season, nice stroll and beautiful architecture.

Thank QBPhil
Cascais, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Castle and gardens has a dream location. I had the feeling of having retreated to the 15 century. The views are superb. One of the great attractions of Spain.

Thank Luiz44
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is well worth going to visit. It really has spectacular views of Peniscola. It isn't suitable for the infirm but if you can make make the steps make sure you take your camera. It cost €5 to enter and is worth it

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San Fernando, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour group had a short trip to this 14th century castle built by the Knights Templar. Ascending towards the castle, one can find many shops selling souvenir items, along with cafes and restaurants where one can eat, drink and relax. Lots of tourists going to the castle. There is really not much to see inside the castle but the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This castle is located on a promontory of Peniscola and easily accessible by foot. We didn't go into the castle, gardens or museum but walked around the stone streets and admired the views to the Mediterranean. If you go further north up the coastline by the castle, you can get superb views looking south of the castle and the sea.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

It was fiesta time when we were there & a lot of things were going on in & around the castle. We went to a free classical music concert one evening, watched the bull running & knights Templars parade another night. The fireworks were amazing. It's a lovely place to wander round. Nothing to dislike.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

It is located in Castellon province, around 1.5-2 hours drive from Valencia. I went there on Oct and the weather was not very friendly. There was a little bit of rain and the temperature is around 17-20C. Even though the weather was not so good, but the place was awesome. The castle was beautiful and full of history, the entrance... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We spent three hours visiting this castle which offered stunning views of Peniscola and the bay. There were plenty of areas to visit but with only a limited amount of information available in English it was difficult to really understand the history of the castle. At the Templar Exhibition there were no English translations which spoiled the exhibition for me.... More 

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