Peñíscola is a city dominated by the imposing castle of Papa Luna that keeps within its walls over 700 years of history. For many, it is one of the most amazing villages in Spain. Bathed by the waters of the Mediterranean, Peñíscola holds a mountain peak by the sea on which the great walled castle-fortress called Castillo del Papa Luna rises. Located on top of the old town is this monumental work of great beauty which receives around 330,000 visitors every year to year.
Peñíscola will astound you with its beautiful old town, a maze of streets, squares and old buildings from medieval times that breathe history on all its 4 sides. A very charming place, its streets full of life and color are full of shops, bars and craft stalls. There is also a modern area featuring hotels, restaurants and all amenities.
One of the great attractions of Peñíscola are its beaches and its privileged climate that attracts thousands of tourists every year. Peñíscola has along its littoral 16 beautiful beaches; the most known and visited is Playa Nort, bordered by a beautiful promenade, which along its 5 km long offers all kinds of services and facilities of high quality. There are also more pristine and natural beaches for those seeking tranquility and privacy such as Playa Pebret, Playa Russo, Playa Sur o Playa Viudas.
For lovers of nature and hiking, Peñíscola offers more than 8 routes through the Sierra de Irta to meet an abrupt and wild coast. It features more than 12 km of lenght and is considered one of the most beautiful natural parks of Valencia. It is where we will discover castles, Christian hermitages, remains of Moorish villages and steep cliffs giving way to small unspoiled coves of crystalline waters, all in a natural environment of great beauty.
It is the longest undeveloped area from France to the coast of Andalusia, totally worth a visit.Peñíscola is a beautiful place to spend the summer as you will have everything you need for a fantastic holiday.
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