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Total rating of Peñíscola

4.1 out of 5 (64 Customer reviews)
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This is what holiday rental customers wrote about Peñíscola 

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 16/07/2017

    “In Peniscola you can spend pleasantly every holiday. We are known for over 40 years. There are great events. Classical concerts in the castle, jazz in the fortress or endless bars and restaurants. Just outside the old town you can also find very pleasant and reasonably priced restaurants. In the neighboring town of Benicarlo are a few nice places at the harbor, also with a view to the old town and the holiday home.”

    This review has been given for property no. 618234 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 21/10/2016, travel period: October 2016

    “Supermarket is good you can from the house to the supermarket Mercadona reached just under 2 minutes. In the next place Benicarlo are also found LIDL. Promenade beautifully. Sandy beach widely familiar and nice to swim. There is also a bay where the water is very calm, recommended if you are with children, you can purely run far, water is very low.”

    This review has been given for property no. 917705 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 3.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 23/07/2016, travel period: June 2016

    “Very beautiful city. Go Many opportunities for shopping and dining.”

    This review has been given for property no. 930744 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 29/02/2016, travel period: August 2015

    “The place is really nice, although you can see on the way there some unsightly areas, but in the town itself, we felt very comfortable.”

    This review has been given for property no. 640620 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 5.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 07/09/2015, travel period: August 2015

    “Peniscola is with its castle and narrow streets a pearl on the Costa del Azahar - the "Orange Blossom Coast"”

    This review has been given for property no. 15244 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language


This is how holiday rental owners described Peñíscola

Peniscola or Peñiscola often referred to as the Gibraltar of Valencia lies in the province of Castellon on the Mediterranean Sea. It is a fortified seaport built on a rocky headland attached to the mainland and rest of the town by a narrow strip of land.

The name Peniscola derives ...
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from the Latin peninsular or peninsula.

History
The fort that sits at the pinnacle of the peninsula was originally built between 1294 and 1307 by the Knights Templar. In the 14th century it was garrisoned by the Montesa order. The Avignon Pope, Benedict XIII (Known as Pedro de Luna) made it his home from 1405.

Benedict is commemorated by the Bufador de Papa Luna, a landward cavern through which the seawater escapes into clouds of spray. In 1960 Anthony Mann's film ‘El Cid’ was partially filmed at the castle.

Beaches
Peniscola has sumptuous beaches, the finest of which is the north beach, which is around 5 kilometres long. This calm beach is perfect for swimming and sunbathing and is fully serviced by lifeguards and leisure activities such as volleyball, sailing and canoeing as well as being wheelchair friendly.

This pristine beach has won itself blue flag status and is backed by a palm tree lined promenade. The southern coastline is steep and rocky, dotted with tiny beaches and isolated coves.
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source: Rentals Spain Holiday Peniscol SL
Peñíscola raises on the horizon with its medieval walls surrounding the downhill plunging cobblestone streets, which in 1972 were proclaimed as a “historic and artistic assembly”. The defying silhouette of the castle, a “national historic monument” since 1931, began to be built on top of an antique Muslim fortress in ...
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the year 1294 and was finished 12 years later by the Order of the Knights of the Temple. In 1319, after the dissolution of the Order of the Temple, the castle was left in the hands of the Montesa Order, who enlarged the fortress. But above all these things, Peñiscola is the city of the Luna Pope, Benedict XIII, who, driven by his by his ferociously brave character encouraged for long years the Great Western Schism and added new constructions to the castle such as the “Torre del Papa Luna” (“The tower of the Luna Pope”). Up to this day, the legend states that his spirit still wanders around the castle, gazing trough the windows and repeating over and over that phrase which characterized him when he was alive: “I am the true Pope”
In the city of Peñíscola me must pay special attention to the Parish Temple of Santa Maria de Peñíscola, which still keeps gothic traceries of the 15th century, the hermitage of la Virgen de la Ermitana, were we can see on the façade a typical valencian baroque ashlar, the Parque de Artillería, The Sea Museum, the Bufador ( a great gap between the rocks were the sea “breathes” on stormy days), the Natural Park of the Irta mountain range, a wonderful wildlife reserve were we can go trekking.
Peñiscola has a wide range of beaches and coves. Among the most outstanding we can find the “Playa del Norte” with more than 5 km of fine golden sand, were we can lay back and enjoy the sun, rent rollers or bathe while enjoying the beautiful view of the castle. On the “Playa Sur” we can rent a wave runner or hang out in one of the many coves were all sorts of water sports such as diving, surfing or fishing are practiced on a daily basis. Or, if we prefer, just relax and enjoy the crystalline water.
Peñíscola offers a wide and varied selection of apartments to rent, thanks to which Peñíscola receives a remarkable flow of tourists, who have a preference for rental apartments when it comes to choosing accommodation, since they present more affordable options than the nonetheless fabulous hotel range. It is a more comfortable and reasonably priced way to spend your holidays in this charming and cozy Mediterranean city.
In Peñíscola we can enjoy an excellent gastronomy thanks to the local sea food abundance, the long lasting fishing tradition and it´s assorted orchard. Worth mentioning are the “All I Pebre” (a sea food, garlic and monkfish casserole), the “Suquet” (fish stew), the “Arroz a Banda” (rice with fish and shrimp), the “Paella” , the “fideua” (similar to the sea food paella, but made with pasta instead of rice), and assorted local sea food such as the “dátiles de mar” (piddocks), the “cañadillas” (sea snails), mussels, etc…
Peñíscola, a city full of history, backed in the Sun, knead by the Sea and the Rocks.
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source: Lekanis Intermedia s.l.

At the orange blossom coast

Costa del Azahar | „Azahar“ translates to orange blossom and is the name giver for the coast north and south of Valencia. The citrus groves stretch back into the heartland of Costa del Azahar and within the Huerta of Valencia. Often this region is referred to as the „Fruit Garden of Spain“. Particularly during the blossoming period of spring and summer a lovely scent of fresh oranges and other fruits can be enjoyed across the entire area. Next to the delightful countryside vacationers will also be enticed by the wide and flat beaches as well as the countless attractions and recreational offers in this region. Water sport and wellness is a major feature in many coastal towns and several amusement and theme parks ensure lots of fun. Also very attractive are some historical town centres such as the labyrinth like old town of Peñíscola or the traditional fishing villages of Alcocebre and Oropesa. Valencia is always worth a visit with an array of good museums and harmonic differences between historical as well as modern architecture.
 

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  • Property no. 275831
    from GBP 582
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 90 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property (from 04/11/2017), beach approx. 400 m,
    4.0 out of 5
    2 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 1167392
    from GBP 256
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 45 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine,
  • Property no. 275834
    + 5 more
    from GBP 339
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday apartment for max. 5 persons

    Approx. 60 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, Internet, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property (from 04/11/2017), beach approx. 400 m, ,
    4.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
    There are a total of 5 accommodation units of this property type, all of which are identically furnished.There is one further property type with one accommodation for this complex
  • Property no. 283648
    from GBP 390
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 100 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property (from 04/11/2017), beach approx. 400 m
    5.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Property no. 1284321
    from GBP 205
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 45 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), TV, washing machine,
  • Property no. 216155
    from GBP 345
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday apartment for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 65 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, Internet, washing machine, non-smoking property (from 04/11/2017), beach approx. 1.8 km, ,
    4.0 out of 5
    2 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 289017
    from GBP 429
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 65 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 2), satellite TV, Internet, washing machine, beach approx. 1.3 km, ,
  • Property no. 275830
    from GBP 1,055
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday home for max. 14 persons

    Approx. 250 m², 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, Internet (from 16/12/2017), washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property (from 16/12/2017), beach approx. 2.5 km, ,
    3.8 out of 5
    4 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 875807
    from GBP 677
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 90 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, dishwasher, sea approx. 1 km, ,
  • Property no. 900577
    from GBP 371
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday home for max. 4 persons

    Approx. 65 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), satellite TV, washing machine, non-smoking property (from 04/11/2017), beach approx. 400 m,
    5.0 out of 5
    2 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 919293
    + 1 more
    from GBP 401
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 45 m², 2 bedrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), washing machine, beach approx. 100 m,
  • Property no. 926526
    + 1 more
    from GBP 244
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Valencian Community (Costa del Azahar)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    1 bedroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), washing machine, beach approx. 200 m,
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