Discover Peñiscola, a real jewel of the Mediterranean
The city of Peñiscola, located on the north coast of the province of Castellón, is in a very privileged part of the Mediterranean and stands out because of its unique morphology: A rocky peninsula joined by a neck of sand to the rest of the land, dividing its coast into two very distinct parts.
And the exciting story of its emblematic Papa Luna Castle
The castle was originally a Roman fortress built by the Templars occupying the highest part of the rocky peninsula on which the city of Peñiscola lies. Benedict XIII of Avignon, known as Pope Luna, turned it into the Holy See during a long conflict over its legitimacy.
Coves and beaches of Peñiscola: A coastline of contrasts
Peñiscola stands out as being one of the areas with the most coves and beaches of the Eastern Spanish coastline. Along its beautiful shores you have the opportunity to take a swim at a kilometre-long sandy urban beach or relax in an isolated corner of the Mediterranean coast.
Enjoy unrivalled scenery in the Sierra de Irta Natural Park
The municipality of Peñiscola includes one of the most untouched coastal ranges on the Valencian coast, the Sierra de Irta. Because of its proximity to the sea, its hills descend abruptly forming 12km of coves, overhangs, marine reefs and cliffs with spectacular views.
Peñiscola’s local festivities, declared fiestas of international tourist interest of Spain
The patron saint festivities of Peñiscola in honour of la Virgen de la Ermitana have been declared fiestas of international tourist interest of Spain due to the wide variety and depth of the culture on offer, with a packed program of all types of activities that guarantee fun for both adults and children.
A different way of enjoying high quality family tourism
Thanks to the continuing improvement of the quality and quantity of the activities on offer for families, Peñiscola has become a cultural model for high quality family tourism here in Spain. It’s no surprise that it was the first destination to receive the Stamp of Family Tourism in Spain.