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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 20 attractions in Ponferrada
Type: Castles
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Belmont, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was disappointed with the Castillo. I thought that there would be much more to see, but a lot of the areas were roped off and access was denied.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Well laid out tour, and extremely interesting. Good value for money at 6 euros. Good facilities within the grounds

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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175 reviews 175 reviews
84 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

While here, looking out over the city from the ramparts, I half expected to see Templar knights riding up to the castle entrance on horseback. Beautifully restored. Very informative displays. Good maps and audio guide. Friendly museum staff - very helpful.

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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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5 helpful votes 5 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
97 helpful votes 97 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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89 helpful votes 89 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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