Bonifacio Citadel, Bonifacio

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#1 of 19 in Historic Sites in Corse-du-Sud
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. Put Bonifacio Citadel on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bonifacio trip planner .
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  • The Citadel is perched overlooking the port. We walked through in less than an hour and especially enjoyed the wildflowers where they had sprung up and a few cats lazing in the sun. This is a low key ...  more »
  • we visited the town one day, the parking is difficult and almost full at 10am so get here early.You pay to park then i took the little train up and they make you pay a return which most people don't u...  more »
  • A staple of Corsica, not to be missed. Walking around the Citadel and the town of Bonifaccio is just beautiful.
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