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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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  • That was good. Free for less than 25 years and other categories of people. Nice to visit. Many markets however if you want to go all over.
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  • This little 14th century castle looks charming and is in wonderful condition. The castle was the main gate to the city and has had many jobs during the conflicts between Catalan (Aragon) and France, i...  more »
  • I find its superb it's narrow streets and old stone, the decorations during Christmas are superb.
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  • Cozy multi-cinema for watching indie Euro films. Bring a sweater.
  • Best movie theater in town, for indie movies and original language titles.
  • Films en VO
  • Beautiful rooms and also good programming for kids and adults. It's too bad that the rooms are not adapted to the disabled.
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  • The resistance of the cinema of art and test, with the recent movies in vo. Completely renovated.
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