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Peñiscola fortress wall - Peñíscola

Peñiscola fortress wall

Monumental architecture

Favorite thing: I like visiting places that reveal their magnificence gradually.
Peñiscola is a good example because you get to see more and more as you approach the castle entrance. This builds some sort of suspence and anticipation of even greater structures as you go up the hill... Fortified walls can be seen well below the castle!

Fondest memory: The grandeur of the castle and the beauty of the little streets.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 8, 2003
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Panorama from the castle - Peñíscola

Panorama from the castle

Excellent view of Peñiscola below

Favorite thing: From the castle you get stunning views of the town, its red roofs, boat harbour, and beaches as well as the remote surroundings of Peñiscola.
When you're at the top deck hold on tight: you may get a vertigo!
Oh, and it can be rather chilly and windy up there!

My friend in the picture was convincing me that we should check out more castles in Poland. I guess she was right!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 8, 2003
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Mediaeval sentry point - Peñíscola

Mediaeval sentry point

More surprises in the gardens

Favorite thing: Cute sentry point, isn't it? :-)

Fondest memory: It takes you back in time on an involving journey.

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Peñiscola castle, view from the beach - Peñíscola

Peñiscola castle, view from the beach

Look at it from the beach

Favorite thing: Go out to the beach and look back to see the whole compound on the hill. I guess you'd get an even better view from the sea but I didn't (I was there only for an afternoon's trip).
If you have more time you can spend some time on the beach swimming below the castle.

Oh, by the way, this is the beach that El Cid (starred by Charlton Heston) died on in the movie.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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