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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  • Magnificent late 18th century frontier fortress. The guided tour that includes the pit, mine galleries, and cistern is recommended.
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  • Leave the crowds visiting the Dali museum behind and visit an amazing historical site. We signed up for the tour that took us around the fort in a jeep, into the dark tunnels and then in a boat throug...  more »
  • It has been very entertaining and dynamic, especially the explanation of the Guide. If you buy € 15 entrance take you with a jeep for all the strength and later with a zodiac by the underpass.
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  • Great place, biggest fortress of a kind in Europe. They give you an audio guide on entrance, very helpful
  • Beautiful enormous castle! But it misses some reenactment- materials.
  • Nice fortress with some nice landscape views, but not much to see apart from the bastions and landscape all around.
  • The Castle of San Ferran is a must visit when you are in the Figueres neighbourhood. It is only a short walk from the city center. Being a well-preserved fortress, the castle will tell you centuries of Catalonian stories. The castle is huge and you can easily spend a few hours here. Take the guided tour and if you're physically up for it, take the tour of the Cathedral of the Water- it is an amazing underground tour!
  • Very cool place. Minimal service, audioguided only. Huge, not restored. Don't expect a typical castel, this was and is a strictly military establishment.

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