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Nice castle, not enough info during the tour

Nice castle, not enough info during the tour. Great place to visit. On wednesday it's free. So... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
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A must visit in Ponferrada!

This 'Castle of the Knights Templar' in Ponferrada offers us all a very impressive Castle, with a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Haifa, Israel
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“great castle”(5 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Avenida del Castillo s/n, 24400 Ponferrada, Spain
+34 987 40 22 44
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All reviews templar castle great castle ancient books interesting place on wednesdays self guided tour large castle no doubt long time de los spanish history national monument old town library walls euros knights
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 'Castle of the Knights Templar' in Ponferrada offers us all a very impressive Castle, with a lot of history, stories and legends. The castle, with it's medieval architecture, has been declared a 'National Monument' and an 'Asset of Cultural Interest'. Here in the Castle...More

Thank Gonen2014
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Please don't miss this. A moat. A keep. A canon. Cannon balls. A secret tunnel down to the river to ensure water in times of siege. Oh and the library with ancient books. You can die happy after seeing such marvels!

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

A must to visit if in Ponferrada. A real Templar castle built such a long time that it makes my head hurt. Great historical displays.

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This is a very historically significant site that has been well maintained. The self guided tour facilitated learning abut the castle and it's building timelines

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This Moorish Castle is one of the highlights of Ponferrada. Its high, imposing walls have stood for centuries, recalling a time when Spain was dominated by the Moors. It’s on the Camino de Santiago, and the nearby streets and plazas abound in restaurants and cafes...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Our favorite castle in Spain! A wonderful self guided tour for a reasonable fare. Highly recommend a visit, even if you’re only passing through.

Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Nice castle, not enough info during the tour. Great place to visit. On wednesday it's free. So better to wait and avoid 6€/person.

Thank PatrickV3441
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

This castle, like many, sit atop the mountain so you see it from almost every street in the city proper. It is quite massive so there much to explore. On the day that we visited, there was a large group of bikers arriving/starting the tour...More

Thank CarmenV3
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

A very good, and well restored Templar castle in the centre of Ponferrada. Go on a Wednesdays and it’s free ! Visit the exhibition of books upstairs in the palace it has a fabulous collection of old bibles, maps and other books. Well worth a...More

Thank WirksWanderer
Reviewed 10 June 2018

The castle is very interesting and the route well set out with lots of info and some display rooms. The library as an awe inspiring number of bibles from all over the world and from various centuries. The art work and calligraphy is a must...More

Thank Jean F
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Response from idito n | Reviewed this property |
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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.
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Response from nivramkoorb | Reviewed this property |
I think we spent 2 hours which was enough. Worth the visit