Hotels in Penyiscola
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Gran Hotel Peñiscola
Penyiscola 2.1 mi from city centre
This hotel is situated between the towns of Peñiscola and Benicarló. The historic old town of Peñiscola is 7 km from the...
Rh Casablanca Suites
Penyiscola 1.8 mi from city centre
This attractive hotel lies right by the beach, opposite the beach promenade of Peñiscola Bay. The hotel lies in close proximity...
Peniscola Plaza Suites
Penyiscola 2.4 mi from city centre
This hotel lies directly beside the beach in the tourist centre of Peñíscola. The resort centre is 3.5 km away and features...
Rh Don Carlos & Spa
Penyiscola 1,051 yd from city centre
The hotel is located in the center of the town of Peñiscola, in a prime location, 100m from the beach, 200m from the castle...
Servigroup Papa Luna
Penyiscola 1,097 yd from city centre
This hotel is located only a few minutes' walk from the historic old town centre of Peniscola, and just across the promenade...
Apartamentos Turísticos Jardines Del Plaza
Penyiscola 2.4 mi from city centre
This tastefully fitted hotel is located directly beside the beach, along the new seafront avenue. It is about 3.5 km from...
Penyiscola 1.4 mi from city centre
Family apartments just 100 meters from the beach in the urbanization of ‘Peñismar I', alongside the north beach of Peñiscola. Acuasol...
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Located in Valencia on a northern coastal strip in Castellón province, Penyiscola (or Peñíscola) is a port town with plenty to offer. The town is renowned for its beaches and winding cobbled streets, as well as for its fortifications which jut out dramatically into the Meditarannean sea. Penyscola is also close to a number of natural parks, including Serra d'Irta, Sera de Montsià and Tinença de Benifassà.
Penyiscola has a number of excellent budget accommodation options for families, couples and parties of friends.
Neighbourhoods of Penyiscola
Penyiscola is split into two by a natural peninsula:
- Old Part: The old walled part of the city with the Peniscola Castle, a 13th century structure built by the Knights Templar.
- New Town: North of the beach which stretches to Benicarló, this is the city's cosmopolitan district complete with restaurants, hotels and nightlife.
What to see and do in Penyiscola
The main draw is Penyiscola Castle, an ancient structure once home to Avignon Pope Benedict XIII. Museo de la Mar, the city's maritime museum, records the town's rich nautical history, while the beaches of Pebret and Norte offer beautiful seaside views. The neighbouring mountain park, Serra d'Irta, is also perfect for hiking.
What to eat in Penyiscola
The local cuisine is understandably influenced by seasonal fish and seafood, with rice and vegetables also a key component of many dishes. In particular, murex snails are a popular local dish, as are the fish dishes all-I-pebre de rape (monkfish) or suquet de peix.
Typical events and festivals in Penyiscola
Penyiscola hosts a number of popular religious and cultural festivals throughout the year (like San Juan and Patron Saint Festivities). However, the town is particularly famous for its annual comedy film festival and its baroque music festival.
How to move around in Penyiscola
As a compact town, walking is often the best way to get around. However, there are also four convenient main bus lines with a connecting station. The nearest airports are in Reus and Valencia, and the nearest train station is in Benicarló.
The climate in Penyiscola
Penyiscola's climate is mild and generally warm, with very hot summers and cool, rainy winters.
More interesting facts about and sights in Penyiscola
For visitors looking for antiques and gifts, the old city quarter is ideal as it offers a number of unique antique shops, pottery stores and artist studios.