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Castillo de San Fernando

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Address: Pujada del Castell s/n, 17600, Figueres, Spain
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+34 972 51 45 85

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Fascinating Fortress

I have visited a number of forts in Europe and the United States but none like this. Definitely take the tour. Our guide spoke perfect English and could drive 8-10 people in a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
Kevin B
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I have visited a number of forts in Europe and the United States but none like this. Definitely take the tour. Our guide spoke perfect English and could drive 8-10 people in a small open truck around the interior of the fort. The fort has a perimeter of 3.5 Kilometers and was manned by 4000 soldiers. The guide fully explained... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We visited Sant Ferran Castle as a surprise for my husband, who is former military and very interested in fortifications. We booked The Water's Cathedral tour, which is a guided tour via 4x4 that also takes you into the defensive tunnels below as well as the cisterns by boat. I would like to note that in order to make prior... More 

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Cordes-sur-Ciel, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

With so many sites dealing with medieval history in the area, this is a bit different in that the fort was built in the last 200 years and was active until recently. It is easy to walk through and get an understanding of the fort and the reason for it. We took the self-guide tour.

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Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We found this huge Fortress very interesting in its construction and its history. Entrance fee was only Eu4 and included a self guided audio guide. Worth a visit if you are interested in history.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have had a house neat Figueres but never the Castle tour until today. Simply brilliant and an excellent tour guide. The undergrad waterway part of the tour was superb and the stables fabulous. What a treasure!

Thank Mike V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had a guided tour. The guide spoke perfect English and was very engaged in her presentation of the fortress. The tour takes you around the fortress by a jeep, and on the way there are smaller side trips such as boating in the water reservoirs under the fortress and walk in tunnel designed to defend the fortress from underground... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We weren't sure what to expect as the fort undersells itself in local publicity! What you get is a really fascinating insight into a massive military installation housing, at one time, over 4000 troops and thousands of horses. We were glad we had opted for the 4x4 and boat trip - this is a good way to get round the... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I rocked up here for a tour, just expecting to walk around the fortifications; we had a few hours to kill before a visit to the Dali museum, so thought this would fit the bill. When we arrived we were offered the 4x4 and boat tour, basically a guided tour of the fort in a landrover followed... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We visited on what was the hottest day of the year so far in Catalunia, 40C (!), and some found the walk around the fort tough going. But it was very interesting and the audio guide was very handy. Not many tourists around when we were there and it was a handy break before we went to the Dali museum.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I took the hike to the fortress after visiting the Dali museum. Relatively short uphill walk with amazing views of Figueres and the surrounding area. Entrance was cheap, and included an audio guide. I saw only 3 other people while I toured this huge area, a relief from the crowds at the Dali museum. Great place for history buffs, and... More 

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