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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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No wonder Game of Thrones are filming here!

Atmospheric, historical amazing castle. There is quite a bit in English and it is very picturesque. We stayed in Benicarlo, which was less expensive and touristy place to base... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Atmospheric, historical amazing castle. There is quite a bit in English and it is very picturesque. We stayed in Benicarlo, which was less expensive and touristy place to base yourself in and only a short bus trip or 30 to 45 minute walk to Peniscola. Beware, the area is very touristy and is surrounded by overcrowded beaches, but the visit... More 

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Kiel, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The castle of Peniscola is probably mostly known by older folks from the Ben Hur film. The castle and old village are in great condition. You can walk on the old walls, visit the church or stroll through the narrow streets. The only downside is that in almost every house you have a tourist shop. but there are also nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We parked our car in the underground car park by the beach and slowly walked up to the castle. The walk is quite a climb, with steep steps or ramps to go up - not suitable for wheelchairs and difficult for children and those with walking difficulties. As a middle aged lady of average fitness the climb was manageable, with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Love this place and can not go home again without visiting the castle!! It has little stores with good prices, but to eat I would recommend to go down in the city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Peñiscola Castle is a wonderful attraction with its narrow streets, little shops, bars and restaurants. The castle itself is worthwile visiting and the views over the sea are spectacular. When visiting in the evening don't miss the little restaurants where they offer you the spanish meat platter with delicious jamon serrano, freshly cut, pan con tomate and a glas... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

As with other reviewers, I am actually writing about the old town which includes the castle. Local people I was with talk about the castle when they mean more than just the actual fortress. I must admit that I did not enter either the actual castle or its gardens which require payment so my comments refer to the old town... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The castle is already beautiful frim outside. Not so big so its ok to go around. Up the castle is a nice 360 degrees view of the beach and the port and the mediterrenean.. there are also a lot of good restaurant and souvenir shop around it. No need to be hasstle of the shop along the beach..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Peniscola Castle is beautiful, with cobble streets and lovely little shops and restaurants. The views of the town and sea from the castle are breath taking. Well worth a visit especially at night when it's cooler it's quite a walk up the cobbles to the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A very attractive castle with a fascinating history and fabulous views over the sea. The cobbled streets around the castle are pretty with the usual array of tourist bait shops and heladeria. Having visited in August with both young children and grandparents the heat was quite challenging and we decided to pay extra to visit the dungeons just to escape... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The narrow cobbled street leading to the castle are very quaint. There are a lot of little shops selling souvenirs as you walk up selling traditional Spanish ceramics, fans etc. Take water with you as it gets very hot in the narrow streets.

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