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

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Address: Rue des Archers, Perpignan, France
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+33 4 68 34 48 29
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

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Don't be put off by the short walk from the old town - it's well worth it. The great vaulted brick ramp which leads you up to the great court in front of the Palace gives some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 November 2016
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There was no one around when we arrived so we went in without paying and I still felt like it was a waste of time. Perpignan is ugly, so bad views from the top and the castle is bland and boring.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Suggest walking and not driving to the entrance, and imposing walk up through the walls to the entrance. Lovely gardens and great views towards the coast and the Pyrénées. The building is fascinating, most rooms are empty but you get a great sense of how they looked 700 years ago. There are multi-lingual paper guides full of information room by... More 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Don't be put off by the short walk from the old town - it's well worth it. The great vaulted brick ramp which leads you up to the great court in front of the Palace gives some sense of the majesty of the whole. Stop off before entering the Palace and look at the views which are breath-taking. There's a... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Fair warning, finding parking around the Palace is a nightmare. However, once you're able to land a spot, visiting the palace is a wonderfully interesting experience. There are no audioguides, but you are provided with a print-out that gives a little background information. The palace was constructed at the end of the 13th century when Perpignan was the capitol of... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This well-preserved palace is great to wander around. The view from the top of the palace overlook the whole of Perpignan and the outstretched valley. A fascinating place with a glimpse of the past.

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Thank Judy R
Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We walked up to the Palais. Nice views from the top but not much to see. Herb garden was pleasant. There are a few statues around the grounds and of course a gift shop. We decided not to go into the paid areas.

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Thank Victor W
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lovely medieval palace with great views over the city of Perpignan and the Pyrenees Mountains. Kings at that time liked to build their palaces on top of hills and Les Rois de Majorque were no exception so be prepared for a steep walk to get there, but it's worth it

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The palace itself was fairly empty of furniture and other aspects of palace life but it was worth a visit even just to wander around the grounds which were full of lime, fig and pomegranate trees with good views of the town.

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Thank IainTwaddle
Amsterdam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

When I went to the palace the most parts of it were not accessible. Maybe with an audio guide I could have benefited more from it.

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Thank Mirdza
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is worth seeing, both the size and the history are outstanding. It also provides a good spot to see over the city of Perpignan

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