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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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Stark fortress with great views of countryside

This is the largest fortress in Spain and was decommissioned and opened to the general public in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oakland, CA
History seen through an interactive, fun tour

Leave the crowds visiting the Dali museum behind and visit an amazing historical site. We signed... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
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Pujada del Castell s/n, 17600, Figueres, Spain
+34 972 51 45 85
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The first time I visited Figueres I wasn't even aware of this castle. It is the largest fort in Europe and still very much intact (or reconstructed in parts) and makes for a good visit. It is pretty cheap and also offers an underground experience...More

Thank Katherine T
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is an amazing construction achievement and historical building and is definitely worth a visit. It has its own beauty and a beautiful site Practicalities 1 audioguide commentary essential (free) 2 it is a short walk but up hill from Figueres 3 it involves a...More

1  Thank james c
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

So much history covering the fort since it was built in the 1700s to protect Catalina and despite going through the Spanish Civil War most of it is still in tact. It is still being used today by the military but there is enough open...More

Thank Robyn-and-Rob
Reviewed 24 May 2017

It is situated quite close to the Figueres. There is a walking pass around the fortifications we took (more than 3.5km). It is possible to visit fort and you can get an audioguide. Besides there is a possibility to see a short movie. It is...More

Thank Pichalv
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This immense fortress, reputedly the largest extant in Europe, overlooks (in fact dominates) the town of Figueres and should be an indispensable stop on your tour of this region. Why? Because it is so accessible from Barcelona or Perpignan (France) and because, once you're there,...More

1  Thank mccorquinn
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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