Peñíscola

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Peñíscola

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.

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When you climb to the top of the castle you have a pretty spectacular view of the beaches and surrounding city.

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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.

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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.

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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

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. @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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