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Peñíscola, the city in the sea

Peñíscola, the city in the sea

The town of Peñíscola, north of Valencia, is in a privileged part of the Spanish Mediterranean. The 79 km2 of the municipality, 17 of which run parallel to the coast, are shared equally between forest areas and warm Mediterranean crops, including not miss the orange, olive and almond trees.

The ancient city, which was crowned by Pope Benedict XIII abode, a castle-fortress of s. XIV, it occupies an imposing rock that rises 64 meters above the blue sea; It is connected to the mainland by a rope of sand that long ago was swept by waves during storms, turning the city into an ephemeral island.

In contrast to the old town, they are the new streets and avenues of the tourist area. Warm waters in summer and autumn are shared between the extensive beaches of fine sand north of the citadel and the beautiful coves flanked by steep cliffs to the south.