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castillo de papa luna

this beautiful sea side town located just off of the AP7 between tarragona and castello is home to the impressive knights templar castle, castillo de papa luna. originally a muslim fortress the knights templar greatly expanded this fortification in the 13th century. later during the great schism of the roman catholic church cardinal pedro de luna was elected pope benedict XIII here. he was disposed by the council of constance in 1414 but continued to proclaim his right to the papacy until his death in 1423.in the church of our lady of the secours there are relics from the time of benedict and his sucessor clement VIII. the castillo de papa luna was modified in 1961 for the filming of the movie El Cid. for those interested in castles and medieval history peniscola is a must see spot when in valencia province.

  • Last visit to Peñíscola: Jun 2007
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