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. 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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  • Located in the city center this old fortified gate is a vestge of the old walls alas today destroyed. This small 'Castle' in cayroux (red brick terracotta of the corner) brings a special charm to Perpignan. It is known in catalan casa Payral. Inside you will find a reconstruction of an old kitchen of a catalan peasant, storefronts with time tools, explanatory documents... And at the end of the interminable spiral staircase that dizzy you will have access to the top of its Tower and will have a 360 degree view of the city.
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  • We visited during the exhibition of dolls was not disappointed, the Castillez is very beautiful! Little kiss of the night. After assembling all the markets which are really many! We have a view breathtaking, a panoramic view of the ideal city for a little selfie!
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  • Located in the historic center of Perpignan, to visit. Very nice view from the roof, tells the story of Perpignan with objects in the windows, several floors to discover. A couple or family to visit.
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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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