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Peniscola Castle

Calle Castillo s/n | La Marjaleta, Cami Vell S/N, 12598 Peniscola, Spain
+34 964 48 00 21
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Papa Luna’s castle was impressive, offering a glimpse into its long and fascinating history.

On the northeastern Spanish coast is a small peninsula, where the town Peñíscola gets its name, and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lutea
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Laguna Hills
Beautiful

We climbed right to the top which was quite a feat as it was really hot. You will need plenty of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cathy M
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“game of thrones” (23 reviews)
“old town” (46 reviews)
“narrow streets” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Calle Castillo s/n | La Marjaleta, Cami Vell S/N, 12598 Peniscola, Spain
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+34 964 48 00 21
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"game of thrones"
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"old town"
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"narrow streets"
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"well worth a visit"
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"papa luna"
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"birds of prey"
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"mediterranean sea"
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"worth the climb"
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"walk up"
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"knights templar"
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"bars and restaurants"
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"fascinating history"
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"highest point"
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"souvenir shops"
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"amazing views"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

On the northeastern Spanish coast is a small peninsula, where the town Peñíscola gets its name, and there sits a castle that the Knights Templar built in the early 1300s. This jutting rocky headland, once settled by the ancient Iberians, now offers a historical look...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We climbed right to the top which was quite a feat as it was really hot. You will need plenty of water and good shoes but it is certainly worth it when you see the views over the amazing old town and far off to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great visit, cheap enough to enter Amazing views nice morning out Good for history buffs and if you like to take pics

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle is filled with an interesting history involving popes and knights templar (for startrers). Different eras are explained in the several sites within the castle. How often do you find a place where a pope was poisoned? While all of this is good I...More

Thank Frosty64
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An imposing castle on a huge rock on the coast at Peniscola, built by the knights Templar after the crusades. It must have been impregnable in its day and has been restored to its former glory. Very easily accessible and a pleasure to explore

Thank louisv197
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place to visit, be ready to walk and to climb lots of stairs! Bring comfortable shoes and enjoy the views from the top, they are amazing... Make sure you go there with enough time, it's a place to enjoy without rushing. Afternoon is...More

Thank Juan T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited the area previously we decided to make a visit to the castle itself as my daughter is a fan of game of thrones. The castle is a wonderful experience very interesting history and maintained in such wonderful condition especially considering how little the...More

Thank Prestonwookie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really small castle at the highest point of the hill in old town Peñiscola. It is very pretty lit up at night and you can have a drink in the plaza around it and people watch.

Thank Mojaquera
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just a stunning location that will keep your cameras working. Lots of English displays. Very nicely maintained with short films and displays. €5 pp entry fee. Discount for kids under 12.

Thank DocCT
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

So much fun. Make sure to down load the free app and audio, bring a headset. Parking can be found down around the port, it is meter parking and get more then you think just in case you get lost in town and castle exploring,...More

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keliberly
20 July 2018|
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Response from Frankiom | Reviewed this property |
Not in the old town. We parked in a larger car park under the prom. It was enormous but worth the cost.
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9 April 2018|
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Response from ann l | Reviewed this property |
You can buy a joint ticket for the castle and the gardens which is a little more. There are concessions for age student etc.
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luishuix
14 March 2018|
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Response from boerrieman | Reviewed this property |
Visiting Times Winter Season (16 October – Palm Sunday): From 10:30 to 5:30 pm. Summer Season (from Palm Sunday to 15 October) From 9:30 am to 9:30pm Closed on the folowing dates: 1 January, 6 January, 9 September, 9... More
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