Friday, February 23, 2024





To avoid any embaresment it’s probably worth noting the pronounciation of Peñiscola – “Pe Ny is cola”.

 Autonomomous Community: Valencia
Province: Castelleón
Comarca: Baix Maestrat

Population: 7894



The town’s name, Peñiscola,  is a derivative of the word “Peninsula”.  It’s an ancient town that

“The City in the Sea” is a fortified seaport, with a lighthouse, built on a rocky headland about 220 feet (67 m) high, and joined to the mainland by only a narrow strip of land.

The castle on the peninsula was built by the Knights Templar completed in 1307.



Peñiscola frequently ranks in the most beautiful towns in Spain.

View of Peñiscola from the Castle

Peñiscola is a popular tourist twon but remains much more

Townhall Website:

Peniscola Tourist website: