Peñíscola (Valencian: Peníscola) is in the province of Castellón on the Mediterranean coast of Spain.
Peñiscola is an ancient fortified seaport first established by the Iberians in 1000 BCE. The port was conquered by the Phoenicians, later by the Greeks, and then by the Carthaginians, where Hannibal famously swore to never ally himself with Rome. Later the Romans and Moors controlled the seaport, until it finally came under Christian control in the 13th century.
Today the town with its 5km of beaches is one of the most heavily visited tourist destinations in Spain, popular with both Spanish and international visitors; in summers the population of this small town explodes from less than 8,000 to more than 150,000 people.
- 1 Tourist Info Peñíscola, Paseo Marítimo s/n, ☎+34 964 480 208, fax: +964 489 392, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Apr-20 Jun daily 09:30-19:00; 21 Jun-21 Sep daily 09:30-20:00; 22 Sep-Oct daily 09:30-19:00; Nov-Mar M-Sa 09:30-17:30, Su 10:00-14:30. (updated Jan 2016)
- Tourist Info Peñismar, Paseo Marítimo Norte (Faro de Peñismar). Summer and Semana Santa: daily 09:30-14:00 16:00-20:00. (updated Jan 2016)
- Tourist Info Puerto, Avda Marcelino Roca s/n. Summer and Semana Santa: daily 09:30-14:00 16:00-20:00. (updated Jan 2016)