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Castillo de San Fernando

Pujada del Castell s/n, 17600, Figueres, Spain
+34 972 51 45 85
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The scale and history of this place is amazing. Make sure you get the audio guide which although it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John D
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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Lovely views, great on a dry day

Good place to visit if it is dry and not windy as it is very exposed to the elements. Audio guide... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Jo L
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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“boat tour” (4 reviews)
“dali museum” (25 reviews)
Pujada del Castell s/n, 17600, Figueres, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The scale and history of this place is amazing. Make sure you get the audio guide which although it appears rather antiquated leads you round with loads of information. Take time to walk around the walls and visit the on site Cantina for refreshments

Thank John D
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Good place to visit if it is dry and not windy as it is very exposed to the elements. Audio guide included in ticket price ( need to leave some I/d as security until you return it (eg driving licence or passport). Available in different...More

Thank Jo L
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

When you are visiting Figueres it is because of Dali's Museum, and maybe not suspecting there is an incredible additional option. This is the castle of Sant Ferran, maybe the largest fortress in Europe. It is an excellent excuse for bringing children also. Despite the...More

1  Thank Xavier V
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Great place to have a wander away from the crowds and imagine what it used to be like. There is a cafe on site.

Thank KevanEastYorkshire
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I had never heard of this place but when we stopped in at the small tourist office at the train station upon our arrival at the train station in Figueres, we found out about it. Since we had about three hours before our entrance ticket...More

Thank txn
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This is the largest fortress in Spain and was decommissioned and opened to the general public in 1996. Entry fee is nominal and includes an audio guide describing the uses of different parts. It's quite a long walk around so allow at least 90 minutes...More

Thank lithuanian8416
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Leave the crowds visiting the Dali museum behind and visit an amazing historical site. We signed up for the tour that took us around the fort in a jeep, into the dark tunnels and then in a boat through the cistern. It was extremely interesting...More

Thank ahling33
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Big and "abandoned" fortress in city center. Sometimes hard to find direct paths to get down. This district of Alicante is not so charming, althoug it is only few blocks away from Mercado. The castle is interesting and offer some fine views of the city...More

Thank AriHelsinki
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Even if you know nothing about the history of the area, this is a fascinating place to visit. Don't expect a lot of perfectly preserved building though, you're expected to guide yourself around the ruins with the help of an audio-guide. Fascinating (and lovely views...More

Thank JandRandTandC
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Easily accessible on foot only about 15 minutes up hill walk from the Dali museum. Well hidden and easily missed. A huge but magnificent fort that clearly demonstrates the tensions of a national border in the 17th-19th centuries. It's building is explained in an excellent...More

2  Thank Rosan58
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6 August 2017|
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Response from Rosan58 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Open every day during the summer. 10.30 - 6pm