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Palais des Rois de Majorque (Palace of the Kings of Majorca)

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Really impressive & well maintained castle overlooking Perpignan, that is a bit of an uphill walk... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kevin J
London, United Kingdom
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Looks forbidding on approach, with its bleak walls and then the iron gate and tunnel entrance. But... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
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Castle & Fortifications A royal palace of the medieval Mediterranean Located in the heart of Perpignan, this 13th century palace was for nearly a century the center of the ephemeral Kingdom of Mallorca. Its construction, completed after 1300 in the...more
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Rue des Archers, Perpignan, France
+33 4 68 34 96 26
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All reviews information sheet worth a visit main tower an interesting place impressive structure well worth the effort nice architecture written guide great place to visit lots of history background information summer months adult entry great view of the city outer walls guided tour speak french
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They are a small museum with a messy map - but the Palace itself is beautifully preserved. Some of the original decorations remain in the chapels and the painted ceilings - almost unique in Europe. The building style is quirky, with influences from all centuries...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really impressive & well maintained castle overlooking Perpignan, that is a bit of an uphill walk, but well worth the effort. Lots of events held here, particularly in the Summer months

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Looks forbidding on approach, with its bleak walls and then the iron gate and tunnel entrance. But the panoramic view from the tower puts everything into context. Now you can see where you are! The maze of rooms below is intriguing. The weather was bitter...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MikeThePedant
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

A huge landmark towering above the city. It is so impressive from both the outside and onsite. You should spend at least 1h cost €4 per person.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank annababcia
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Very nice architecture, lots of history behind it. Great building. Not enought explication in French .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I thought it would just be a load of ruins so when I discovered that it was all complete I was amazed. It's one of the most underrated places I've ever visited. You can easily spend 2 hours there - printed (brief!) guides in all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Philip V
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This huge and impressive fortress is situated 5-10 minutes walk from the centre of Perpignan up a steep hill and in peaceful residential neighbourhood. There are a lot of steps and ramps to walk up throughout the citadel so it is somewhere to visit if...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Russell S
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit, one can learn a little of the history of the region. Well renovated castle, it was a pity we could not see the water reservoirs.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank japta75
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Really interesting and really thoroughly recommend the two hour visit. Especially climbing to the top of the main tower.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ACHove
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This building is a wonderful spot to explore for an hour or two. The entrance fee is €4 per adult and €2 for students. The structure was originally built in 1276 and is an incredible example of medieval civil and military architecture in Southern France....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kim G
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24 August 2017|
Response from 655kimt | Reviewed this property |
there is parking but access to the palace is up a steep climb and the access is cobbled so may be difficult to access if using a chair or with mobility problems
Cindy D
23 December 2016|
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Response from rsheridan23 | Reviewed this property |
20/30 minutes walk, lots of sign posts but a steep hill!