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Castillet, Perpignan
(3.8/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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 museum on the history of perpignan interesting a very nice view of the city of perpignan
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  • The castle in these days of Christmas is decked with beautiful lights and details all around with attention to detail, small but well maintained. Located in the Centre of Perpignan a lado a river well maintained and illuminated beautifully. To visit.
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  • Do not enter, we saw it on the outside. Typical image reminder of Perpignan without more. I believe that it costs € 2 to enter.
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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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