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Palais des Rois de Majorque (Palace of the Kings of Majorca)

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Address: Rue des Archers, Perpignan, France
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04 68 34 96 26
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Takes about an hour

We spent a nice hour wandering around the palace, they gave us a plastic card with information to read and we had a wonder around. It cost about €4 to get in, but be careful, they... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a nice hour wandering around the palace, they gave us a plastic card with information to read and we had a wonder around. It cost about €4 to get in, but be careful, they close quite early, around 5pm I think and we saw some people miss the chance to see it as they arrived late.

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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

There was no one around when we arrived so we went in without paying and I still felt like it was a waste of time. Perpignan is ugly, so bad views from the top and the castle is bland and boring.

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Thank Ed S
Toulouse, France
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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Suggest walking and not driving to the entrance, and imposing walk up through the walls to the entrance. Lovely gardens and great views towards the coast and the Pyrénées. The building is fascinating, most rooms are empty but you get a great sense of how they looked 700 years ago. There are multi-lingual paper guides full of information room by... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Don't be put off by the short walk from the old town - it's well worth it. The great vaulted brick ramp which leads you up to the great court in front of the Palace gives some sense of the majesty of the whole. Stop off before entering the Palace and look at the views which are breath-taking. There's a... More 

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Augusta, Maine
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Fair warning, finding parking around the Palace is a nightmare. However, once you're able to land a spot, visiting the palace is a wonderfully interesting experience. There are no audioguides, but you are provided with a print-out that gives a little background information. The palace was constructed at the end of the 13th century when Perpignan was the capitol of... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This well-preserved palace is great to wander around. The view from the top of the palace overlook the whole of Perpignan and the outstretched valley. A fascinating place with a glimpse of the past.

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We walked up to the Palais. Nice views from the top but not much to see. Herb garden was pleasant. There are a few statues around the grounds and of course a gift shop. We decided not to go into the paid areas.

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Thank Victor W
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Lovely medieval palace with great views over the city of Perpignan and the Pyrenees Mountains. Kings at that time liked to build their palaces on top of hills and Les Rois de Majorque were no exception so be prepared for a steep walk to get there, but it's worth it

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Thank rsheridan23
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The palace itself was fairly empty of furniture and other aspects of palace life but it was worth a visit even just to wander around the grounds which were full of lime, fig and pomegranate trees with good views of the town.

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Thank IainTwaddle
Amsterdam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

When I went to the palace the most parts of it were not accessible. Maybe with an audio guide I could have benefited more from it.

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