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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. Plan to see Castell de Sant Ferran and other attractions that appeal to you using our Figueres trip itinerary builder.
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  • The visit to the interior is very interesting because it has an important to know history. The visit is can complement with the ride to the perimeter of the fortress, a ride of ones 3 kilometers with some views of the region exceptional. Highly recommended, that themselves with footwear sports best.
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  • Great Castle, ride ATVs, visit the contraminas, stables and large deposits of water underground. €15 per person with guide. Children under 4 years free. Take the opportunity to ask to Tripadvisor that us allows make contributions in Catalan.
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  • We unfortunately missed the guided tour, and unfortunately this has much less interest. Free visit, it was handed to us said something "audio guide" type year 40 with impossibility to go back. At the slightest misstep you can no longer follow nothing (or if you don't advance pretty quickly). That said with the audio guide-like on a military radio worthy of life in the trenches there more to put on the lattice and this can play in implementing in condition of the tour on the history of the site to know. We will come back to visit in 4 x 4 without fail. The site definitely worth for Franco-Spanish history and the understanding of the relationships of various periods and for the view of the Mediterranean.
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