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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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So much to explore

This huge and impressive fortress is situated 5-10 minutes walk from the centre of Perpignan up a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Russell S
Newbury, United Kingdom
Incredible Building to Tour

This building is a wonderful spot to explore for an hour or two. The entrance fee is €4 per adult... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Kim G
Toronto, Canada
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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 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Russell S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

The visit is surprisingly pleasant. Do NOT hesitate to take the guided tour which enable to discover the history of the castle as well as how it has been built. Plan more than one hour but it really worth it.

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 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.

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Reviewed 2 July 2018 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

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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

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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!