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Peñíscola Castle



  • Peñíscola castle. Castellón.

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Peñíscola Castle


Contact details

Calle del Castillo s/n
12598  Peníscola-Peñíscola, Castellón-Castelló  (Region of Valencia)


Peñíscola Castle


Timetables

From Apr 15 to Oct 15
 09:30 to 21:30


From Oct 16 to Apr 14
 10:30 to 17:30


Peñíscola Castle


Prices

General: €5
Reduced: €3,50
Children: Admission free

Peñíscola Castle


Description

It stands in the highest part of the city, 64 metres above sea level. Built from carved stone blocks, it looks impregnable and sober. Inside, the rooms have barrel-vaulted ceilings. Visitors can walk around its halls, courtyards and towers. It was once a Papal Seat, an honour it shares with the Vatican and the Palais des Papes in Avignon. Pope Benedict XIII, also known as El Papa Luna (the Moon Pope) in Spanish, turned the castle into a Papal palace and library.

Construction:
Castle

Artistic period:
Romanesque

Historic period:
13th century