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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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  • A staple of Perpignan to take the high ground and discover a splendid view! Not to be missed!
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  • The first Sunday of month is free! Sincerely is worthwhile itself to pay the entrance, which if I remember correctly are 2 E. The personal and friendly s, tells the story of Perpignan.
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  • How to visit Perpignan without stop in this place... It is interesting and has a beautiful view...
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  • No crec que valga la pena entrar-hi.
  • hi ha penjada la senyera
  • Pretty lame and shady town. Nothing really to see and it looks like it was just bombed ..many streets are in a bad shape. Do not waste your time.
  • Witness to the rich history of the city and remains of the fortifications destroyed in the name of modernism in the 19th century.
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  • Beautiful building but just a speaker... Even if the internal expo are interesting. I am a may disappointed
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