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Bonifacio Citadel

Bonifacio, Corsica, France
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Bonifacio
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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152 reviews 152 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

this area is different from the rest of corsica because it,s a chalky plateau. The setting is spectacular and makes for a nice excursion. Blood-coral is still harvested and sold under french regulations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Nice town, but very busy. In the harbor, it is a show for rich people and their boats. You can find all kinds of restaurants, expensive and cheaper. However, a negative point. Nearby the city walls of the citadel, it's really dirty. I don't get it, because you find everywhere cafes, where you can drink and use the toilet.

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Cruising into the harbor of Corsica visitors are greeted with the sight of enormous white limestone cliffs carved out of the sides of the island. The place is divided into two sections the old town at the base of the island and the upper city overlooking the Mediterranean where the citadel is located.the Citadel was built in the 9th century... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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64 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Very dramatically situated, the citadel area is a nice place to stroll. There are beautiful views of the cliffs and marina as well as charming alley ways. The town is very touristy and few of the shops are worth visiting.

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Southampton, New York
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

While recently visiting Sardinia, we took the ferry from its northern most point of Santa Teresa di Gallura, to Corsica's southern most town of Bonifacio. It's a short trip of 1+ hour. The day was beautifully sunny with southeasterly breezes; now more typical than the exception with the climate shift of the last 10 years. As you approach Corsica, you'll... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We arrived bonifaccio by boat, do we first the quay and we were feeling lazy to go up the steep stairs to the old town. Somehow we decided to walk up and we found ourselves in an old fort. We arrived at night and off season, so no shops were open, but most of the restaurants were. We wondered around... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

All in all, Bonifacio is very small and one evening is enough for a visite. My husband and I arrived at late afternoon (around 5 pm) and the almost setting sun coloured this city wonderfully, romantically red. Good for photography too. And the city has a lot to take pictures of. The best sights and off-the-beaten-track experience was a walk... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Well we only did the harbour bit due to teenager apathy. For me the harbour was touristy, some naff souviner shops and with lots of poseurs strolling up and down looking rich. Find somewhere more authentically Corsican.

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Try to go very early, really before 10 am you must have parked. Otherwise at least during summer you will wait hours to park. I'd suggest to go to the Parking cimetiere marin. Is the best way to start your visit. One of the most beautiful places in Corsica.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Bonifacio is a typical town of Corsica built on top of white chalk cliffs. Those cliffs are really impressive given their blank white color, shape and height (see photo attached). Most of the town can only be visited by walk: getting lost in the small streets surrounded by old stone buildings is wonderful. I found a lovely small restaurant in... More

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