Castillet, Perpignan

3.8
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. Use our Perpignan driving holiday planner to visit Castillet on your trip to Perpignan, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • For €2 only you get in the floors up to the Tower, which used to dominate the city at 360 °. On each floor there is a beautiful presentation and history of the city and the Castile. Very interesting and well done for lovers with a very friendly answering all your questions.
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  • It is interesting to walk through the streets and the courts of Perpignan. Nice of Cafe's, nice restaurants and places of interest.
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  • Very centrally located Castle and impresses by shape and original. Is required view but does not provide information or of like you or anything
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  • More that just a building with a look out tower. Quite a bit to look at inside on the way up to the top. The view from the top is incredible across the city with the Pyrenees mountains in the distance, but not for the fainthearted.
  • Very beautiful building especially at night? The lighting is impressive and reflects well the southern architecture
  • Great monument. The top is a beautiful view.
  • Beautiful Castillet was the center of Perpignan dressed for the festiv time.
  • A beautiful old castle

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