Castillo Templario de Ponferrada, Ponferrada
(4.1/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Visit a unique piece of history at Castillo Templario de Ponferrada, 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. Castillo Templario de Ponferrada is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Ponferrada Edition.
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TripAdvisor
  • Nice Castle to visit, full of history and above all its exterior with a very good conservation. Inside the Castle, however, disappointed a little because there is basically a wilderness and a few small rooms almost empty in the tower.
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  • If you can pass a Wednesday which is free, but the castle is worth, very good restored, good photographs from the Castle, I miss a bit of history and arrow occurred in that Castle, but good
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  • On the outside it is beautiful, it is not necessary to enter because it is pointless. At the enter you falls the myth. It only that found that I liked really was a catapult, but not deserves the penalty pay them 6 € by it. Just vestige of the people that lived between those walls
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  • This 12th century castle is a real treat for tourist. Amazingly preserved, it looks over the river 50m below.
  • Beautiful place to visit. The castle is so well preserve with all it's libraries, the dungeons, etc. That one has the sensation of feeling of the Middle Ege's life
  • A place incredible. The castle is amazing with its library about templars, but you can also enjoy the (small) old city, hanging around....
  • This classic castle is a special treat for anyone with a interest in the fascinating warrior monks, the Knight's Templar. The walls are built in a style to allow archers to shoot down through the many openings.
  • A beautifully restored Templar castle. A must see location to visit in the region