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Peniscola Castle

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Address: Calle Castillo, s/n, 12598 Peniscola, Spain
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+34 605 71 90 07
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Great little castlw

Really interesting day, not the biggest castle but very informative and well presented in English with a free little guide book in English. Very accessible, you can visit nearly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Julie P
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting day, not the biggest castle but very informative and well presented in English with a free little guide book in English. Very accessible, you can visit nearly every part of the castle. Some of the rooms are dressed representing how they would have looked. Also, some of the rooms have informative videos in English. Would be great for... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to its location, on a peninsula because of its grandeur and the old town around it, it is worth the visit. Seat of Benedict XIII of Avignon, known by the name of Pope Luna, in the XV Century. View the castle from the beach and then walk up on the narrow streets, full of small shops and bars. And... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is so good,Templer,Chritian-you name it.This is a hands on castle,you can sit in the Popes Library-Expolore the garden or swim in the fresh water hole at the base of the castle. Mediteranian Beauty at its best.People are so friendly,The place is a deffinate to visit.

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Province of Alicante, Spain
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Lovely views, interesting place. Some steep areas not recommended for elderly who struggle to walk. Reasonable pricing for entry. It takes about two hours to comfortably see everything at a leisurely pace.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Like stepping back into a perfectly preserved medieval township. Looked just like the old El Cid movie with Charlton Heston.

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Castellon de la Plana, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

The castle is the most interesting thing to do in Peniscola. I think tickets ran about 6 euros to actually enter. It's relatively large compared to some of the other castles I've seen in the area and you can see what each room was. They even have a dungeon that you can enter. The view from the battlements was the... More 

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London Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Although there was a lot of climbing stairs and ramps, the views, the history (it was used for a number of movies including Game of Thrones), the Templars and of course the story of Benedict XIII (originally Pedro de Luna) is fascinating. Beautiful views, especially at night. Well worth all that climbing!

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Girona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A lot of small shops and markets open in the evening. Also it's so dark outside the illuminated walls, that if you sit at the edge of the sea side wall you can imagine it's an abyss down there.

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Pleasantly warm November weather was perfect for exploring this enormous castle and the old town within its walls.

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Largs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

You pay to get in but its fairly good value for money. Visit it on a non beach day and go up to the top for magnificent views

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