Peñíscola, with a unique natural and architectural heritage, is a natural setting for all kinds of audiovisual activities.
Its geographic location and cultural heritage make it a privileged setting for attracting productions that require locations for the realization of their audiovisual works.
It is possible to emphasize the trajectory of Peñíscola like set for numerous cinematographic projects from the beginnings of XX Century until today.
Peñíscola has been the setting for the filming of films such as Ana Cadova (1914), La alegría del batallón (1924), La vida es maravillosa (1955), Calabuch (1956), Los bucaneros del Mar Caribe (1960), El Cid (1961), Todos eran culpables (1962), ¡Jo, papa! (1967), Aluncinaciones (1978), El hijo del cura (1982), El cura ya tiene hijo (1984), Fuga de la isla del diablo (1984), Tramontana (1990), El día nunca por la tarde (1994), Tierra (1995), París Tombuctú (1999), Mataharis (2007), Pizza Eli (2008). Sinterklaas (2009), Fin (2012), Blink (2013), among other.
One of the most important has been El Cid (1961) directed by Anthony Mann and starring Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren. In the XI century, Spain is divided into Christian kingdoms and Arab fortresses. The Young Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar (Charlton Heston), known as El Cid by his followers, wishes to see his country in peace and free of the invader. Vigorous, brave and full of resources, the noble knight hates bloodshed and faces charges of treason in court for the clemency shown with some emirs. His accuser, Gomez, father of his girlfriend Jimena, dies in the resulting duel. The marriage between Rodrigo and Jimena is not consummated and she enters a convent. After being banished and over the years, El Cid becomes a respected warrior, but refuses to help King Alfonso VI, preferring to follow his own strategy to expel the moors from Spain. With the site of Valencia gets a great victory and the delivery of the crown of the city.
The most recent shootings that the city has hosted place it as a reference today.
The filming of the sixth season of Game of Thrones, which premiered on April 25, 2016, along with the popular TV series Chiringuito de Pepe that on April 19, 2016 issued the last of its 26 chapters; seen in prime time during two seasons and with great success of audience from the 2014. This popular television series has shown all the corners of Peñíscola in more than 200 minutes of emission. To these two must also be added the series El Barco in 2012 and the second chapter of the third season of the current series of Netflix, El Ministerio del Tiempo.
Game of Thrones for its spectacular audience gives to know to international level all those places of Peñiscola where many moments of each chapter have taken place.
The story unfolds in a fictional world of medieval character where there are Seven Kingdoms. There are three main lines of argument: the chronicle of dynastic civil war by the control of the West among several noble families aspiring to the Iron Throne, the growing threat of others, unknown beings living on the other side of a huge ice wall protects the North of West, and the journey of Daenerys Targaryen, the exiled daughter of the king who was killed in an earlier civil war, and who intends to return to the West to claim their rights. After a long summer of several years, the dreaded winter is approaching the Seven Kingdoms. Lord Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark, Lord of Winterfell, leaves his domains to go to the court of his friend, King Robert Baratheon at King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms. Stark becomes the hand of the King and tries to unravel a tangle of intrigue that will endanger his life and that of all his relatives. Meanwhile various factions conspire with a single objective: to seize the throne.