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Bonifacio Citadel, Bonifacio

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Built in the 9th century, Bonifacio Citadel is located on a sandstone promontory overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Today, it is more like a museum or a mini village packed with sun-bleached ramshackle houses. Walk the narrow passages to view artisans forging knives and carving wooden goods, and jewelers offering fashions made with the remarkably deep red coral indigenous to the area. Many restaurants, shops, and cafés line the walkways with outdoor seating areas overlooking the Mediterranean. Stroll the maze of alleyways with decorations and designs that go back to medieval times complete with a historical marine cemetery. Add Bonifacio Citadel and other attractions to your Bonifacio trip itinerary using our Bonifacio trip itinerary maker.
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  • The top site in Corsica is Bonifacio. The parking can be crazy so go early or pay for parking with a boat trip. Worth doing. But the highlight is walking up to the Citadel and on to the cemetery. If y...  more »
  • Travelled by coach and ferry to Bonifacio from Alghero in Sardinia. Long day but worth it to see the lovely city of Bonifacio which is split into a harbour area and a citadel and old town up on the hi...  more »
  • We walked up to the citadel from the marina, a tough 15-20 minute walk, but well worth getting out of breath for! If the walk is too much, le petit train is €5 return! The citadel is amazing, small en...  more »