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Castillo Templario Ponteficio

Calle Castillo S/N, 12598 Peniscola, Spain
+34 964 48 00 21
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Recent renovation provides a great look at Pope Benedictine XIII’s castle

This castle has one of the most informative self-guided tours of any I’ve seen. Being right on the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
seib
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Lafayette, CA
Too short a visit

The place is steeped in history. The castle gave fantastic views. Be careful of the cobbled stones... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
arwinhurwitz
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“castle walls” (4 reviews)
“old town” (11 reviews)
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Calle Castillo S/N, 12598 Peniscola, Spain
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+34 964 48 00 21
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This castle has one of the most informative self-guided tours of any I’ve seen. Being right on the coast, you get spectacular views of the Med.

Thank seib
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is steeped in history. The castle gave fantastic views. Be careful of the cobbled stones. You will find cute shops and streets. Only the residents can drive up here so the traffic is not bad. The views of the beaches are great with...More

1  Thank arwinhurwitz
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

I was overwelmed with this place! The castle is in a great condition and you can't stop wondering how come it can be so old and in such a good shape. The view from the rooftop is the most beautiful you can imagine. It is...More

1  Thank Marija S
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

Don't miss going in here if in old town of Peniscola. Most exhibits have translations in 3 languages. Amazing views from the upper battlements.

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Peñiscola castle was used by the Templars many hundreds of years ago and shows signs of occupancy over a long period. Plan for a day here if you include a walk round the adjacent Artillery park (included in the entry fee). The castle was the...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Breath taking views of two beaches neck to neck - you'll understand only when you see the incredible view from the room roof of the Castelle. Very touristic hotels.

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

As written in the title, the Peniscola Castle / Castillo is a gem stone at the Costa Azahar. It is located on a rock and surrounded by a huge wall. When you step inside through one of the big gates, you´ll find yourselve in another...More

1  Thank alexwag
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Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

This castle is unique in that it was built by the Knights Templar, and has been restored to its original condition. More of a fortress than the typical castles you would visit . There is so much to see. The history behind the castle is...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2017

This castle has been restored sympathetically and has many interactive displays to make it all the more interesting and to explain the history. The castle can be quite physical so come prepared . Also included in the price of the ticket which is great value...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2016

you can see the whole city and the sea from here. it is an impressive place. don't miss the lighthouse near it

2  Thank Adrian P
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