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Impressive building, takes around 60 to 90 minutes to walk around. There are some great views of... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Definitely worth seeing

I liked this palace quite a bit - definitely different than others I’ve run across in France or... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Scott S
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a stroll here on a scorching hot day. A very interesting historical building, it offer great views of Perpignan and the surrounding areas as well as some welcome shade.

Thank RobJM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, if you visit Perpignan this historical place is a must see and entrance fee is moderate. I liked the view from the tower the most since you can oversee the whole city. Apart from that there is just a couple of rooms to see...More

Thank Stefan Z
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Although it's a wee bit of a walk to this palace (uphill in the afternoon sun wasn't fun) it's definitely worth making the effort to visit this lovely place. Unusual in that it was a fortress and a stately home, a written guide explains the...More

2  Thank Kate Y
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Impressive building, takes around 60 to 90 minutes to walk around. There are some great views of Perpignan from the top. There’s a ramp to get up to the main square of the palace. There it’s mainly on 2 floors, with steps between them. 4€...More

Thank LondonDW83
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

I liked this palace quite a bit - definitely different than others I’ve run across in France or Spain. Some other reviews knocked the lack of furniture inside it, which is pretty ridiculous considering its age. Good views from the top.

2  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 13 April 2018

It was very medieval in feel, as there were sports activities with hundreds of kids taking place in and out the castle! All very bubbly and noisy, but probably much closer to historical reality than quiet whispers in corners. Just a lovely building to walk...More

Thank alisonwillott
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The view from the top of the tower almost worth the admission fee itself. A new exhibition looking at the connections with other regional towns (both in Spain and France) but only in French, Italian and Spanish. A3 sheet with basic background information, enough to...More

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Enormous rooms, corridors and staircases. Not much in them, but quite atmospheric. You can see all over the city from the top.

Thank Leicesterdavid
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this palace/fortress. Easily reached on foot through the historic centre of Perpignan, you can visit the grounds for free. 4€ adult entry to the inner courtyard and palace. A large information sheet and map sheet (available in several languages, including...More

Thank Glenn S
Reviewed 13 February 2018

If you speak french there is a great guided tour that you should take advantage of. Very interesting place and the guide will reveal some unusual facts

Thank Kenshare
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24 August 2017|
Response from Kim B | 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!