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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.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Penyiscola

The most centrally located hotels in Penyiscola with the best ratings are: Hotel Rh Don Carlos, Hotel Ferrer and Puerto Mar.

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in Penyiscola, like Hotel Rh Portocristo, Hotel Rh Casablanca Suites or Hotel Rh Don Carlos.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in Penyiscola, we recommend Hotel Rh Portocristo, Hotel Rh Don Carlos and Hotel Arena Prado.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Penyiscola are Hotel Rh Don Carlos, Hotel Rh Casablanca Suites and Hotel Bodegón.

The best hotels with a pool in Penyiscola are Hotel Rh Portocristo, Hotel Rh Casablanca Suites and Hotel Rh Don Carlos.

If you want to save time, the hotels in Penyiscola with express check-in and check-out are Hotel Bodegón, Apartamentos Tamarindos Peñiscola and Hotel Ágora Spa & Resort.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Penyiscola are Hotel Bodegón, Hotel Rh Portocristo and Hotel Rh Casablanca Suites.

In Penyiscola, Hotel Rh Portocristo, Hotel Rh Casablanca Suites and Hotel Rh Don Carlos offer 24-hour front desk service.

The best-rated hotels in Penyiscola with a gym are Hotel Rh Portocristo, Hotel Rh Casablanca Suites and Hotel Rh Don Carlos.

The following hotels in Penyiscola have luggage storage: Hotel Bodegón, Hotel Rh Portocristo and Hotel Rh Casablanca Suites.