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Castellon de la Plana and Costa del Azahar. Photowalks

Peniscola from the height of the castle of the Pope Luna

Acquainted with the interiors of the castle, climb to the right tower of the main gate, called "Tower of the Pope Luna", as she was disgraced and divided into apartments Canonica (Palacio Papal). The tower offers a panorama of practically the whole of the Peninsula, the fishing harbour and South beach.

Peniscola, panorama

East quarters of the old city. The lighthouse tower with a height of about 15 meters was far below.

Peniscola

Flat roof-patios appeared in the houses of noble citizens in the Roman era. Later it became a typical element of the Spanish-Moorish architectural style that has spread on the colony.

Peniscola

Now the patios on the roofs are used for drying clothes, but in some places you can still see shady corners to relax.

Peniscola

Looking North will see a long strip of beaches stretching for 8 kilometers to the town of Benicarlo. On the horizon are seen the mountains of Benifassa (Muntanyes de Benifassà) where the homonymous nature Park (Tinença de Benifassà).

the Beach. Peniscola

East towering mountain range Montsià (Montsià, Serra de), which is Tortosa.

Peniscola

let's go to the top of the West part of the castle, which is a large platform surrounded by battlements, called "balconada" (balconada).

Peniscola, Peniscola, panorama

In the foreground is the bell tower of the Church of St Mary(Iglesia de Santa María) built in 1862, Alausas a copy of the bell tower of Church virgin Ermitana, built, erected half a century earlier. My hotel, Casa Juanita is right at the walls of the Church.

Peniscola

teachers will see the berths of the fishing port.

Peniscola, the Old town

to the Right of the bell tower is visible arc South beach (Playa Sur de Peñíscola), reaching a width of 80 meters, which go up the hill hotels and villas.

Peñíscola. Playa

Looking down, will see the strengthening of Asset (Baluarte de Acceso), protecting the castle gate.

Peniscola

North adjacent to the castle Church Church virgin Ermitana.

Peniscola. The Church Of The Virgin Of Ermitana. Mare de Déu de La Ermitana. Peniscola

bell Ringers in modern Spanish churches long gone - they were replaced by electric drives on hard carilona often with computer control.

Peniscola. The Church Of The Virgin Of Ermitana. Mare de Déu de La Ermitana. Peniscola Peniscola. The Church Of The Virgin Of Ermitana. Mare de Déu de La Ermitana. Peniscola