Castillet, Perpignan

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Castillet was formerly the gate of the city and then a prison. Now it's a historic monument where you can explore the Catalan Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions. The building is known for its variation on military architecture, featuring turrets, crowning battlements, and Moorish-style consoles. The structure was built as a strong defensive castle, but over time it also has served as a prison and a public building. Alterations include the addition of statuary and the removal of certain defensive components, such as the drawbridge. However, you can still see the battlements, barred windows, and domed watchtower. Our Perpignan tourist route planner makes visiting Castillet and other Perpignan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Entry free under 26 or 2 euros, visit 15 20 min lot of markets has set up great views of the city, almost empty rooms
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  • August 16, 2017
    The Castillet is a monument to see. Apart from the building itself, the floors are the exhibition space of old items and explanation on the history of the city and the region. The view at the top of the tower is impressive, Perpignan at 360 degrees
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  • August 13, 2017
    Must-see in Perpignan! Panorama of the city from the top of the tower and very uninteresting exhibition.
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  • June 14, 2017
    Good selection of films in original language
  • June 29, 2016
    Cozy multi-cinema for watching indie Euro films. Bring a sweater.
  • April 25, 2016
    Best movie theater in town, for indie movies and original language titles.
  • February 6, 2017
    Films en VO
  • May 8, 2017
    A cinema which became my place of rendezvous for a little less high-profile movies and VO, thanks to a program worthy of the great Parisian multiplexes. Rooms are on a human scale, not too excessive prices, and the staff is nice. A small flat for soundproofing of the rooms which is to review, but otherwise it's all good. Thank you and long live the Castillet!
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