Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Spain  /  Catalonia  /  Province of Girona  /  Figueres  /  Historic Sites  /  Castell de Sant Ferran

Castell de Sant Ferran, Figueres

(480+ reviews on the web)
Castle
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. Plan to see Castell de Sant Ferran and other attractions that appeal to you using our Figueres trip itinerary builder.
Create a full Figueres itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Figueres

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Figueres by other users

7 days in Province of Girona BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Catalonia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Catalonia BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Province of Girona BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Catalonia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Province of Girona BY A USER FROM SPAIN July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Figueres BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Spain & Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Figueres & Barcelona BY A USER FROM GEORGIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Catalonia BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Spain BY A USER FROM LEBANON September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Hello my name is Luis Crespillo I spend 10 months of my life in the Castle by the military when it was still detachment of cattle and the military prison which was Lieutenant Colonel tejero serving sentence for what you already know, I cannot say that they were the best months of my life than that if unforgettable! Ahhhh me justaría to be possible with some fellow replacement of which nothing of them again!
    View original
  • A beautiful and large fortress. Has elements which speak about the medieval era and also the Spanish civil war. We took the 15€ guided tour, which includes a short boating incide the underground water...  more »
  • A very interesting place and what to do. Very good conservation. The route guide is highly advisable because areas that solo would not be possible.
    View original
Google
  • 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!
  • Beautiful horizon view. About 50m elevation(it takes about 20 min from the museum)
  • In all my years of visiting Emporda, I've never been here. Dont know why! A realy great place. They leave the place as far as possible in his origin condition (they even avoid garbage cans!). Take the audio guide, because there are no info-tables. And enjoy the panoramic view to the pyrenees, the Sierra l'Albera and the gulf of Roses.
  • Nice place to see. good also to walk around - nice are to see
  • Hell yeah, castle.