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Castillo Templario de Ponferrada

Avenida del castillo s/n, 24400 Ponferrada, Spain
987 414 141
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Ponferrada
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
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Madrid, Spain
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Very interesting the life of Los Templarios and how much they help to los pergrinos. The Castillo was restaur..and now is a very interested place to visited.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is a partially restored Templar castle and quite photogenic from the exterior. It has a small exhibition of medieval life and a good library, if you are into Spanish history. The views of the town are great from the ramparts. A reasonable way of spending 1-1.5 hours.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Walking on the camino de Santiago compestella camino the way de of compestella stars ,reached pontferada hot tired and blistered , castle is impressive from outside , free on Wednesdays overlooks town did not stay long needed food and a beer in town , but as jersey Channel Islands only knight ,from Templar .org loved it but hey visitors if... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Talk about disappointing! This castle is great up to the point of paying the entrance fee. Don't pay! Turn around and leave. Because at that point you have already seen everything of interest. You will pay 6 euros to walk around a flat, desolate dust bowl the size of two football fields (in fact, in 1929 they destroyed anything of... More

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New York City, New York
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228 reviews 228 reviews
91 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Just a wonderful place to be and walk around. There is not a lot of artifacts inside but the castle is the draw. It has impressive views of both of the town and the mountains/valley.

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Hampshire
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195 reviews 195 reviews
96 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

There's not a lot inside this castle but it's quite large and you can walk around part of the walls and get some views over the town. It is very impressive from outside though - a real fortress look.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Interesting castle that is very well interpreted. Includes background and history of Knights Templar.

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Gosford, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Such careful thought in creating a design that made visiting an ancient castle a delight. The highlighting of the history, the views over the town and the library of ancient books, made this a most memorable event.

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St. John's, Newfoundland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed thoroughly. Nice to have free admission on Wednesdays. There was a class visiting while I was there and they were very respectful of others. I took lots of photos.

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Ponferrada, Castilla y Leon, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely location - would be good if audio guide was included in the price.

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