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Total rating of Peñíscola

4.1 out of 5 (62 Customer reviews)
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This is what holiday rental customers wrote about Peñíscola 

  • 3.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 23/07/2016

    “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

    “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

  • 3.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 31/08/2015, travel period: August 2015

    “Actually a very nice place with many attractions. However touristy totally overcrowded, hardly free parking.”

    This review has been given for property no. 216154 The review of the location has been automatically translated from German. Back to the original language

  • 4.0 out of 5
    An atraveo-customer wrote
    on 16/08/2015, travel period: August 2015

    “Cosy city, pleasant and dynamic.
    Big downside: parking, impossible to park!”

    This review has been given for property no. 647195 The review of the location has been automatically translated from French. 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.

Vamos a la playa! – Holiday at Spain’s coasts

Spain | From the northern border with France down to the border with Portugal the areas of the Spanish Mediterranean coast string together: Costa Brava, Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol are just the most famous ones. Why don’t you take a look at the atraveo offers along the Costa Dorada, Costa del Azahar, Costa Calida or Costa Tropical. The chances of finding the perfect holiday house are as good as it is on one of the two famous Spanish island groups, the Canary and Balearic Islands.

Spain offers everything you need for a great vacation at the seaside. Long beaches, kid’s playing at the beach under gloriously blue skies whilst the parents enjoy the time out from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the tranquillity. A dip in the sea for cooling-off, an ice cream at the near-by kiosk or bathing in the sun on a comfy sun lounger.

Also the multi-faceted cultural life in Spain provides for entertainment. This does not only include the many interesting exhibitions and museums, such as the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao or the great museums in Valencia and Barcelona – but also party animals and night owls will get their money’s worth.
Beside the Canary and Balearic Islands atraveo customers favour especially the Costa Blanca and Costa Brava as well as the region of Andalusia in the south and the area around Valencia.
 

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  • Property no. 727811
    from GBP 305
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Spanish mainland (Coast of Castellón)

    Holiday home for max. 8 persons

    Approx. 85 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 3), TV, washing machine, beach approx. 500 m,
    4.4 out of 5
    8 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 910898
    from GBP 838
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Spanish mainland (Coast of Castellón)

    Holiday home for max. 9 persons

    Approx. 120 m², 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, satellite TV, Internet, WLAN, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property, sandy beach approx. 1 km, ,
    5.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Property no. 476569
    from GBP 229
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Spanish mainland (Coast of Castellón)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 65 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (max. 1), washing machine, sandy beach approx. 300 m, ,
    5.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Property no. 275830
    from GBP 967
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Spanish mainland (Coast of Castellón)

    Holiday home for max. 14 persons

    Approx. 250 m², 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, pets are allowed (on request), satellite TV, washing machine, dishwasher, beach approx. 2.5 km, ,
    3.8 out of 5
    4 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 926525
    (2 holiday homes)
    from GBP 301
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Spanish mainland (Coast of Castellón)

    Holiday home for max. 6 persons

    3 bedrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), washing machine, beach approx. 150 m,
  • Property no. 482798
    from GBP 217
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Spanish mainland (Coast of Castellón)

    Holiday apartment for max. 5 persons

    Approx. 60 m², 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), Internet, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 200 m,
  • Property no. 754880
    from GBP 281
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Spanish mainland (Coast of Castellón)

    Holiday home for max. 8 persons

    Approx. 80 m², 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets are allowed (max. 1), TV, washing machine, beach approx. 2 km,
  • Property no. 917705
    from GBP 736
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Spanish mainland (Coast of Castellón)

    Holiday home for max. 8 persons

    3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, dishwasher, non-smoking property
  • Property no. 142026
    from GBP 293
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Spanish mainland (Coast of Castellón)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 70 m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pets not allowed, TV, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 200 m,
    5.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Property no. 720738
    from GBP 369
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Spanish mainland (Coast of Castellón)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 60 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, washing machine, beach approx. 50 m, ,
    4.5 out of 5
    2 Customer reviews
  • Property no. 643607
    from GBP 270
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Spanish mainland (Coast of Castellón)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 65 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets not allowed, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 50 m, ,
    4.0 out of 5
    1 Customer review
  • Property no. 142012
    from GBP 293
    for 1 week

    Peñíscola, Spanish mainland (Coast of Castellón)

    Holiday apartment for max. 6 persons

    Approx. 65 m², 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, pets are allowed (on request), WLAN, washing machine, sandy beach approx. 600 m,
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