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!

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3 thoughts on “Peñíscola

  • March 24, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Hhhmmmmm…unfortunate name. Pretty place, though.

  • March 25, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    fortunately for you (if you liked horchata), it is also a traditional mexican drink and can be found in a lot of the taquerias around town. although the ingredients might be a bit different, since here it tends to be rice-based, with cinnamon and sugar. but it’s very tasty as well, and you don’t have to go several thousand miles to get it. 🙂

  • March 30, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    @phliKtid…It’s the travel of several thousand miles that makes it so wonderful.
    @Jay…y’all must still be recovering from jet lag…no posts? Great photos though. I really want to trade places with William.

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