Castillo de los Templarios, Ponferrada

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Visit a unique piece of history at Castillo de los Templarios, a beautiful 13th-century castle built by the Knights Templar. The castle exterior is perfect for photos. Walk through the halls and head up to the roof for great views over the surroundings hills and mountains. Don’t miss the exhibit on medieval culture and lifestyle. There is an informative library, as well. Using our online itinerary creator, Ponferrada attractions like Castillo de los Templarios can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Inside it is not worth visiting as the entrance is expensive and a part is in works. Better to see it on the outside although one day a week the visit is free
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  • The host, a great friend and a great Bercian organized us a magnificent visit to the no less magnificent Templar castle of Ponferrada. Undoubtedly, much of the merit is from Fernando, who led us masterfully through all the units. Only for the architectural ensemble and facsimiles well worth a quiet visit.
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  • A beautiful place looks like you are in the Middle Ages and at night all lighted super recommended go and take many photos
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  • Sometimes renovated too much, therefore hiding the actual feel of the castle during the era of the crusades... but still a wonderful castle and city ... well worth a visit... library was also well stocked with original works.
  • Lovely hotel with a friendly vibe and close to all the historic sites of interest. Our room was beautifully decorated and we had a jacuzzi bath which was good to soak in after all the walking.
  • There's not really much from the ancient castle, but it's still worth a visit. They're putting lot of effort for restoration and the results are remarkable I must say. Well done
  • Amazing castle. I wish they trained their staff better, or have a more clear audio-visit. We missed on some of the old castle because the person at the entrance sent us one way and then they closed some areas earlier than their scheduled closing time. So we had fifteen minutes extra but could only stay in areas we have already been to with the audio guide.
  • The outside is more enjoyable then the inside which had been renovated and modernized. Something about visiting an ancient castle and finding a modern building was disappointing. I don't know how much it cost because it was included as part of our tour, but what every it was, I would not have paid it.
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