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Visit of the historical centre of Ponferrada.

When crossing the bridge to enter the historical part of the village, you have a hill on your left... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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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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

When crossing the bridge to enter the historical part of the village, you have a hill on your left side which is the location of the Castelo of Ponferrada who became in the year 1178 to depend on the Order of the Temple for donation...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hans-jaguar
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited many castles during our month long vacation in Europe, each one offers a beautiful glimpse into the history of times past. This one is definitely one to see. The views from the outside wall & towers provide a gorgeous panoramic look at the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CarmenV3
Reviewed 25 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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!

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PatrickV3441
Reviewed 27 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CarmenV3
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3 December 2016|
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Response from iditon | Reviewed this property |
No idea sorry
Marguerite C
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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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