Peñíscola, with its impressive natural heritage and unique architecture, is an exceptional enclave for all kinds of cinematic projects.
Its geographical location and rich cultural legacy make it a privileged place that attracts productions seeking settings to film their movies and series.
Over the years, the city has witnessed the recording of numerous films and series, from the early 20th century to the present. Notable examples include the sixth season of “Game Of Thrones” and the popular Spanish TV show “Chiringuito de Pepe”. These productions, among others, have turned Peñíscola into a modern reference in the film industry.
During the next edition of Shooting Locations Marketplace, taking place on October 17th and 18th, attendees will have the opportunity to delve deeply into Peñíscola’s proposals.
It is a must-attend occasion for those interested in exploring this jewel of the Mediterranean as a stage for their projects.
Undoubtedly, one of the most relevant attractions of Peñíscola is its varied locations. The old city, with its narrow cobblestone streets and whitewashed houses, evokes the essence of the Mediterranean.
These streets, which overlook the sea, bear witness to the historic status of the citadel. In addition, the Mediterranean architecture present in the old city of Peñíscola, with its lookout towers over the sea and its Renaissance fortress, make this City in the Sea an icon of Mediterranean architecture from the Middle Ages to the 17th century.
On the other hand, the port, divided into sections for fishing boats and yachts, is located at the foot of the mountain that houses Papa Luna’s castle, offering a privileged view of the castle, the old city, the Sierra de Irta, and the Mediterranean itself.
Another valuable setting is the Sea Museum, from where you can enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the port and the Mediterranean Sea. This place has been chosen by directors like Luis García Berlanga for his film “Calabuch” and has also been a recurring location in the show “Chiringuito de Pepe”.
Natural landscapes, available for the audiovisual industry
But Peñíscola not only offers architectural beauty, it also houses natural wonders. The Sierra de Irta Natural Park is a virgin coastal stretch of 15 km with 16 natural coves.
It is a corner where Mediterranean flora and fauna are displayed in all their splendour. This place has been chosen for filming shows like ‘El Barco’.
The urban beaches, both north and south, offer a relaxing environment with impressive views, and have been the setting for emblematic moments in films and series. Additionally, Peñíscola’s marshes offer a unique natural environment, with an ecosystem rich in flora and fauna, ideal for documentaries and films with an ecological focus.
Last but not least, are the monumental settings. The papal templar castle, located at the top of the rock, is a historical and architectural jewel. With its imposing structure and rich history, it has been the setting for numerous shootings.
The Artillery Park, a botanical garden, offers sea views and has been chosen for famous filming.
The Walled City, with its unique location and defensive architecture, completes the catalogue of exceptional settings that Peñíscola has to offer.
Peñíscola, with its rich history and variety of locations, is a treasure for the film industry. From its cobblestone streets to its golden beaches, through its marshes and historical monuments, it offers a range of possibilities for directors and producers.
The Peñíscola Film Office works tirelessly to promote and facilitate the realization of projects in this unique enclave. There is no doubt that Peñíscola will continue to be a reference in the world of cinema for many more years to come.