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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 4 Attractions in Ponferrada
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural

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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

this castle is another great reminder of why you walk the Camino. It's in the mist of a large city below the hills after climbing to the highest point in Spain on the Camino Francis. I am always a little disappointed when we dropped into the bigger cities on the Camino after walking thought the small towns and villages. This... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We were walking the Camino de Santiago and landed in Ponferrada, after seeing the amazing castle decided to stay an extra night - well worth if, got to be one on the top Castles in Spain. We got the audio guides, which were very informative for a mere 3 euros. Though information was in English. Would certainly recommend.

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Warsaw, Poland
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188 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This Templar castle looks truly amazing when you approach the entrance guarded by two turrets. Whole structure of walls is magnificent. However interior is not as much stunning. There's a new building in the center that does not fit perfectly with the old part (to use elegant words). Some parts of the castle and walls were closed to visitors. Exhibition... More 

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Pasadena, California
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13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The artifacts could have be more substantial. The information that they did have was quite good. The exhibition of old books was marvelous but the building itself is rather jarring and does not blend well with the castle.

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It was very close to our hotel, the information with the exhibits were in Spanish with English translations which was great, entry into the castle was by cash payment only, credit cards not accepted.

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Baulkham Hills, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great castle with lots of rooms and information to explore. Fantastic views and photo opportunities. Be sure to walk through to the rooms that contain copies of ancient manuscripts as they are beautiful. Favourite photo was taken out front of the castle, from a little to the right side (if facing the castle), with the city showing through the arch... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The castle gives you an idea how it was living a that time, even though there is not much besides the walls, there is a expositon about books from that era an is awesome. Wednesday the entrance is free o 6€ any other day.

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Grado, Asturias
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You get great views of the castle from outside, but on the inside... well, it is a mix of too much and too little. I felt they had over-restored the building itself, and there was a disappointing lack of information about the oldest part of the castle. There is a nice exhibition of facsimile medieval manuscripts, but there is something... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Really takes you back in history and just so complete - if you don`t know too much about the Moors being driven out of Spain then this will make it come to life

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lleida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We loved the cleaness of it all and the mint condition it has bearing in mind it was built in the XIIth century. Noticeable was the erudit explanation of the person in charge of the medieval library concerning the priceless books nestled there. All in all, an interesting castle to relive the atmosphere of the Templars who dwelt in the... More 

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