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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  • Free visit (this is rare) and that's worth (history and view). Easy access (parking) and shops nearby, also take time to admire the banks of Tet. We can also admire the Castillet from the top of the 4th floor of the Galeries Lafayette. This gives another point of view on this beautiful building.
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  • It is a gateway to the old part of the city, formed by a large Tower and battlements. It has several museums and is located in a nice square next to the river. Beautiful views from the top. The landmark of Perpignan
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  • Shop of all kinds atypical place very pleasant to park in parking we have apreciated this ride that changes of the commercial center
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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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