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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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Beautiful setting for imposing castle

Peniscola Castle is well worth the long winding road through the old town of Peniscola. Lots of good restaurants and gift shops on way up to the Castle. The Castle was used as the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the end of the very long beach in Peniscola , I believe it was used for some of the scenes in Charlton Hestons El Cid. Unfortunately at some point High rise units have been built between the walls and the keep which totally ruin it as a historic of architectural attraction.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Peniscola Castle is well worth the long winding road through the old town of Peniscola. Lots of good restaurants and gift shops on way up to the Castle. The Castle was used as the city of Valencia in the Charlton Heston film El Cid. It has some impressive rooms to see and the views from its battlements are beautiful. On... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

If you are driving, park your car near the beach and walk into the castle.. dont try to drive into the Castle .. or you will enter into night mare (if alone) and fight/debate/argument (if 2-4 people in the car), narrow road (???) and one way and no signboard.. but is a nice town.. you can see the nice beach,... More 

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Geneva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We made a pit stop here to take a break from Valencia to Granada and oh what a magical city we ended up in. The castle is so well kept, the entire city is neat, not a paint chip. There are beaches on both sides, the view is breath taking. You must stop here to take in the sight and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It is small wonder that this castle has featured in films as well as television programs, including a role as Game of Thrones' "Mereen". It is really a beautiful setting on a peninsular cliff above the ocean. The history of the crusaders as well as it's role in the papacy of the Papa Luna are strongly featured. The walk (driving... More 

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florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

OK might have been drinking a little bit.. But we drove up in to the street to the castle. Now if you have been there this will make you laugh. were in a large vw van drinking a little and the crowds of people wow small streets(walkways). But we did get to met alot of the locals..needless to say but... More 

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Ludwigshafen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

such an awesome place you never find again. this old castle where pope Benedict lives - now fantastic reworked. in the small streetsyou find a lot of small tapas bars. try and test the awesome jamon ...

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

It is a bit of a climb up to the castle through narrow streets with lovely local shops and cafes, but the views over the bay when you get there are well worth the effort. There is a nominal fee to get in and the castle is on several levels with information boards which gives you a real feel as... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

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

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

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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