Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend enjoying the sunshine and warm temperatures! Mine was spent on the Mediterranean coast, in a small beach town about 95 miles north of Valencia. Myself and four girls from school- Ines (Germany), Sally (South Korea), Elena (Italy), and Fabienne (Switzerland)- caught the train to Peñíscola after school on Friday and returned on Saturday afternoon. The two main highlights of the town include a large castle overlooking the ocean and a beautiful stretch of white-sand beach. Apparently the town becomes extremely crowded and busy during the summer, but the only evidence of tourism that we saw were the large amount of hotels and restaurants that lined the beach. It was really nice to be able to tour the town in peace.
Peñíscola’s claim to fame is that part of the filming of the 1961 movie El Cid, starring Sophia Loren and Charlton Heston, took place there. Has anybody heard of it? I had not… but the town sure is proud of it!