For our last day in Valencia Manel agreed to pick us up at the hotel and drive us the 120 kilometers (75 miles) to Peñíscola which is a beautiful city located on the coast and is topped by a castle that was once home to the Knights Templar and Benedict XIII (an Antipope). It was also the filming locations for the movie El Cid.
When you climb to the top of the castle you have a pretty spectacular view of the beaches and surrounding city.
The full sized version of the panoramic image can be seen by clicking here.
We had a fun time climbing around in the castle and shooting pictures.
Eventually we climbed back down and walked the beach for a bit for some lunch and then headed back to Valencia with a stop at a Horchatería where Manel introduced us to horchata which is a traditional Valencian beverage and quite tasty.
We’re very grateful to Manel for all of his kindness and hospitality and we could not have had a better send off!