Castell de Sant Ferran, Figueres

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With a footprint of 32 hectares (79 acres) and an imposing series of walls, barriers, and moats, Castell de Sant Ferran serves as one of the finest examples of 18th-century military architecture in Spain. Marvel at the massive fortifications of this fortress, designed as a classical star fort, as you wander its barracks and warehouses. Admire panoramic views of the surrounding plain of Emporda, the countryside of Girona, and the nearby Pyrenees. Learn about the castle’s part in the defense of the Spanish frontier as you explore its inner pavilion and earthworks. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as the citadel’s large area can require a great deal of walking between sights. Put Castell de Sant Ferran into our Figueres online travel route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The castle is absolutely huge and views across the Costa Brava fabulous. Get the right guide and take the very special underground boat ride. The whole visit was well worthwhile.Our friends were also ...  more »
  • We pre-booked the guided tour in Sant Ferran which includes off-road travel in the ditch surrounding the castle and visit to the underground water tanks. We arrived and were pointed to the meeting poi...  more »
  • I recommend the guided tour, for the value for money / service. Very good explanations and attention from the guides, throughout the historical set, and final trip with surprise. Very, highly recommended for groups. Close to the center of Figueres.
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  • Castle in very good shape. Accompanying reading materials tell interesting stories from the castle's history, interesting film about castle shown inside. Many buildings are closed however, not many interesting exhibits, just empty interiors and exteriors.
  • Phone in advance and book into one of the excellent guided tours, they are fantastic (if you aren't claustrophobic!). Allow yourself another couple of hours to do the self-guided walking tour as well. Wear good shoes, my sandled feet suffered due to the cobbled walkways. The stables are definitely the place to visit if you are only there for a short time.
  • Nice tour. But reserve in advance for the fun version with the landrovers
  • With a ride in Land-Rovers around the fortress and the tour in the boat in the cisterns, it was an experience I would recommend to everybody. The guid was very knowledgable and kept the group active by asking questions.
  • fantastic place! 100% recommended to kids and adults.
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