Peniscola Castle, Peniscola

Immerse yourself in the history of Peniscola Castle, a 14th-century castle built on the remains of a Moorish citadel. Study information displays and artifacts to learn about the castle’s past, such as its period as the residence of the Avignon pope in the 15th century. Located at the highest point in the city, the castle offers stunning views of Peñiscola and the coast. However, this does mean that there is steep walk up. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and bring water with you. Plan a Peniscola trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • For the price of entry of 5€ this is definitely worth the visit. December it wasn’t crowded at all, although I’d hate to see how packed it becomes in the summer. Both the castle and the artillery...  more »
  • Large part of the castle was closed for maintenance in mid November. Still a very cool place with amazing views. This was my first time in a castle, and it is very well maintained. Warning: a lot.....  more »
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  • A beautiful place to visit. Lovely to wander up through the whitewashed streets, looking at the shops, and then up to the castle itself. Very impressive, plenty of signage in English if you want to learn about the history of the place. Fabulous views from the top - particularly wonderful at sunset
  • A beautiful castle in a stunning location. The approach to the castle is amazing with traditional restaurants and gift shops set amongst the beautiful buildings that surround the castle. The views from the top of are amazing, and inside the castle there are many exhibitions with information about the past of the historic building. This is a must see for anyone visiting Peñíscola, and the admission is very reasonable whether visiting by yourself or with family.
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