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Château de Salses, Salses-Le-Chateau

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Spaniards built Château de Salses, a Catalan fortress, in the 15th century to guard the border between France and Spain. The architecture and layout of the fortress represent an unusual example of the design transition between the classic medieval castle and the fortresses of the modern era. French forces captured the fortress in 1642, and it was used as a refuge during the Spanish Civil War. Add Château de Salses and other attractions to your Salses-Le-Chateau trip itinerary using our Salses-Le-Chateau family vacation planner.
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  • Two-part tour, free for foundations and guided to the senior quarters area. Nice guide. Too bad not being able to do the tour of the ramparts
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  • We did a motorbike route and decided to visit this castle, as we had seen it from the highway many times and knew that it was an interesting place. We carry out a guided tour, in catalan, that we really liked since they explain you all the peculiarities and history of the Castle. It is curious to know who built it, how and why.
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  • A wonderful place to visit. Full of history. Open all year (except for key holiday days eg Christmas day) We visited in the afternoon, after the lunchtime break. Before entering we walked round the wh...  more »
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  • It is necessary to see the top of the Castle go with the Guide. Which although sympathetic only speaks English and Spanish. Otherwise the visit is recommended, although a little expensive. 7' €5
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  • Visit this monument was very interesting with the guided tour that explains very well the history of this fortress. Hand in free visit, it lacks explanation and guidance. I learned a lot of things and the kids were happy.
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  • The good thing is that the castle is very nice and is easy to park the car. Bad thing is that you have to pay a 7.5e (for under 25 in the EU is free) to enter and inside there is very little to see, also most of the castle is taught in a guided tour offering only in French. In short, this well stroll out etc, but on the inside it is too expensive and not worth it.
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  • Impressive fortress which worth visiting.
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  • Superb fortress militairr with a guide who gives us want to listen to it
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