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  • View of Peñíscola Castle by night. Castellón

This is one of the most popular tourist cities in Castellón. Its best known feature is the castle on the rock overlooking the warm Mediterranean Sea.Read more...

What to see Peñíscola is home to many coves and beaches for enjoying a dip. Bask in the silhouette of the Castle of Papa Luna whilst sunbathing. Benicarló-Peñíscola marine resort offers many water sports whilst the fishing port has boat trips to the Columbretes Islands. The Castle is a must-see in the walled city, built by the Templars and transformed by Benedict XIII (known as ‘Papa Luna') into a papal palace. At Artillería Park you can enjoy a stroll through palm, olive and lavender groves whilst overlooking the bay. The Lighthouse is also worth a visit (one of the emblematic buildings in Luis García Berlanga's film ‘Calabuch'), as is the Museum of the Sea. We also recommend a trip to the Chapel of Santa Ana and the Font de Dins fountain in the historic centre. Nature. Active tourism Head to the ‘bufador' weathered rock to feel the power of the waves. You may also fancy a hike or some mountain biking in the Sierra de Irta Nature Reserve. Gastronomy Fish ‘suquet' (chowder) or ‘caragols punxents' (whelks) are renowned in Peñíscola. You could also try the ‘Papa Luna Tisane' – the infusion that saved the pope from an attempted poisoning.

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