Peniscola and enchanting fortress town

Trip Start Nov 29, 2012
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Trip End Feb 18, 2013


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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Peniscola

Just 30kms away is another resort with pristine beaches and the added attraction of a fortified town, an island fortress not unlike Mont St Michel. You can walk around the narrow cobbled streets full of shops and restaurants and fishermans houses down by the harbour. A labyrinth of streets enclosed by massive ramparts. The restaurants serve the local seafood delicacies such as mussels, squid, prawns, lobster and crab.
It's claim to fame is that 'El Cid' was filmed here. Not that we re-call anything familiar from the film however we enjoyed walking along the ramparts and viewing the North and South beaches from the battlements.
A complete village in a fort and there were several hidden churches surprisingly tucked away down side streets. Also because it is approaching Christmas the streets were decorated with lights and streamers and there were many nativity displays in the caves around the walls.The Christmas market of course was an added attraction with a menagerie of live animals, camels, donkeys, ponies, calves, lambs, chickens, piglets and the turkey.
The air was full of the smell of churros, chestnuts, and paella cooking from different stalls. A place worth a re-visit.
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