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Peniscola is probably the most well known town of the Costa del Azahar, made famous by the film “El Cid” which was partly shot here.
The old town and the castle are situated on a small peninsula. It is a beautiful setting which looks dramatic from wherever you approach it. The old town is a picturesque labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets with old town houses featuring pretty balconies with hanging baskets.


There are plenty of little shops opening in summer, which sell arts & crafts, plus restaurants offering the locally caught fish. You can sit in the narrow pedestrianised streets or in the squares and enjoy the lovely food or have a drink.

Outside the old town you have the beaches on either side, lined with smart apartment buildings and hotels.
The hills above Peniscola feature pretty villas and apartments, but go south towards the Sierra d’Irta nature reserve and you have a completely natural coastline with small bays and beaches.

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