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PENÍSCOLA / PEÑÍSCOLA tourist attractions

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Peñíscola is a resort town on the Costa de Azahar. It is located on a picturesque peninsula and is surrounded by small coves, rocks and beaches. It has a beautifully preserved Old Town with numerous monuments and a modern hotel zone allowing for a comfortable rest.

The city is a combination of a traditional, historic housing estate with numerous monuments and a very attractive place for recreation. As a result, it attracts tourists of various interests who find attractions that suit them. The beaches here are mainly sand and gravel, largely well-kept and developed, but there are also secluded coves where you can relax without the company of other tourists.

The origins of Peñíscola date back to antiquity. It was then an important port and commercial center. Arabs exercised power in these areas from the 8th century. Then they erected the first stronghold, on the site of which today stands the Peniscola Castle. It is a Templar fortress where Antipope Benedict XIII, also known as Papa Luna, lived in the early 14th century.

In addition to the castle within the Old Town, you can see, among others Church of Santa Maria decorated with gothic ornaments, the 18th century church-hermitage of Virgende la Hermitana and an interesting Sea Museum with collections on Peñíscoli's connections with maritime trade.

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