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Castillo de los Templarios

Avenida del Castillo s/n, 24400 Ponferrada, Spain
+34 987 40 22 44
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A Crusader Kings Fan's Dream

On my Camino and happened to have Ponferrada as my stop for the night. This castle sits on a hill... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Great couple of hours

This is the mail attraction and I spent a good couple of hours here. The information is well... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Jai T
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16 Mar 2017
“A bit of history and a walk.”
9 Dec 2016
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Avenida del Castillo s/n, 24400 Ponferrada, Spain
+34 987 40 22 44
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On my Camino and happened to have Ponferrada as my stop for the night. This castle sits on a hill overlooking the whole town it was majestic, what makes it more awesome is the fact that it was once Templar's Castle. Free entry on Wednesday,...More

Thank Travelgeela
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the mail attraction and I spent a good couple of hours here. The information is well presented and you can read as much or as little as you wish depending on interest and time. At 6 euros it is probably fair, though I...More

Thank Jai T
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The castle is in a historic part of town. I went in and wondered around. It was cool to see the stone structure. Made me think of Game of Thrones. "winter is coming" lol.

Thank Sudburyismyhome
Reviewed 26 February 2017

main tourist attraction of the town of ponferrada, the medieval castle dates from the 12th century and is on the route of the Camino de santiago. A must visit for anyone who passes through the region.

Thank card0z0
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This castle was erected by the Knights Templar in the 12th century and later centuries (13th, 14th and 15th centuries as they needed more room). Hearing about this castle, I decided to change my plans to see this humongous castle: 8000 square meters! I didn’t...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 9 December 2016

While I only had the chance to go around the outer walls. The way this fortification is maintained is superb. At night is a sight not to be missed with wonderful lighting to make for a more dramatic presence.

Thank htltrvlr
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I like castles, and this enormous space did not dissapoint! You could spend an hour or half a day visiting this extensive castle, with many interpretive displays, and an historic research library.

Thank David D
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had no idea about this town prior to walking into it along the camino. I have never seen a castle like the one here (very unique) and so I decided to explore it. I could have spent a couple hours there but unfortunately I...More

1  Thank wanderingtheworld200
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had a great breakfast across from this castle while walking the Camino. I walked in from Molinaseca and it was a drizzly morning, so I went in following the sweet smells of hot chocolate. Sitting at my table I started wondering if a visit...More

Thank NYChichi
Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you have a spare hour to spend in Ponferrada then the castle is well worth a visit. There are lots of information boards in Spanish and English and the views of the town from the castle are great. We were there on a Wednesday...More

Thank CatherineH94
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Posibilidad de entrar con mascota?
3 December 2016|
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Response from Dominique J | Reviewed this property |
Not sure sorry
Marguerite C
Does it cost money to get in? How much?
3 March 2016|
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Response from CA_GSXR | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if I'm not mistaken it's around €10, but not sure.
Robby G C
Good morning, How much time does it take to visit the Castillo Templario de Ponferrada? Thanks for helping me with this, Rob
25 February 2016|
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Response from nivramkoorb | Reviewed this property |
I think we spent 2 hours which was enough. Worth the visit