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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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must see

This is a very historically significant site that has been well maintained. The self guided tour... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jon M
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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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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.

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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.

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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

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

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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
Reviewed 27 May 2018

You must stop by here if you are en route to Santiago. This castle has a modest admission fee and is absolutely huge. You can visit it by yourself and climb up to get great views of the city and the surrounding countryside. One gets...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

We really liked it and all of its improvements are worthwhile. The place is a gem. The Entrance is free on Thursday ‘s evening

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

It was a dreary grey rainy day unfortunately but the size and condition of the castle impressed. I am really interested in the Templar history but all but a few exhibits and history details were solely in Spanish and so I didn’t really find out...More

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3 December 2016|
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Response from idito n | Reviewed this property |
No idea sorry
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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