Hosteria Del Mar
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Not really anything "hostia" about it, we were just playing with words before we arrived at the hotel....
Right now we're in our hired BMW (typical Dad: car to show off in, limited leg room and boot space) on the way to Peñiscola.
We just visited Sitges, a lovely Mediterranean town by the sea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ …
... 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 ...
Preparations for Christmas
As always we bring a friend along with us on our journey...this year it is Meery.........courtesy of Georgie, Karen and Dave. He has settled in quite nicely and is enjoying the Spanish sun.
Also along the theme of Christmas we went to Peniscola today and there was a Spanish Christmas market in the old fort . It was very atmospheric and with carols playing very festive. We found a ...
... briefly, during the strange period known as the Great Western Schism when the papacy decamped to Avignon and various factions put forward their own candidates for the office. But Benedict fell out of favour and ended his days in Peniscola Castle. Even his papal name was cancelled, and later given to another pope in the seventeenth century. But the Peniscolans are very proud of their Papa Luna, as they call him, judging by ...
What an interesting and surprising little place this is!.
We really had only thought of this place as a stop-over rest and recouperation before our main stop but are now finding daily what a lovely little place and community this is.
Everyone is so friendly with a mixture of nationalities. Some are here for the whole winter and we are beginning to wonder why anyone needs to travel further if the sun is here then stay and enjoy ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHosteria Del Mar Peniscola
Brilliantly furnished, helpful staff and a great location. The breakfast included was balanced and delicious.
The interior and the exterior look like what you would get if an hacienda married a ship.
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